A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Unique identifier: pr15235008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15235008. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.6839 West, latitude 17.9873 North, depth = 65 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/15 / 2015-08-23 13:17:25 / August 23, 2015 @ 1:17 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:17:25 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 62 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Moca, Aguadilla. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km W of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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