A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -65.4736 West, latitude 18.645 North, depth = 69 km. The temblor was detected at 08:28:42 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15274002. Id of event: pr15274002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 12:28:42 / October 1, 2015 @ 12:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Caguas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days seventy-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 39 km NE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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