A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15275004. Id of event: pr15275004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 06:30:55 / October 2, 2015 @ 6:30 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:30:55 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.3985 West, latitude 18.0785 North, depth = 19 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguas Buenas, Guayama, Trujillo Alto. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km ESE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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