A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 22:34:33 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Esperanza in Puerto Rico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 02:34:33 / October 2, 2015 @ 2:34 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.3629 West, latitude 17.961 North, depth = 9 km. Unique identifier: pr15275000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15275000, at00nvkn5m, us10003jp9.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coco, Road Town, Guaynabo. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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