A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 04:12:14 / 4:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.397° West, latitude 18.0412° North, depth = 18 km. Id of earthquake: pr15275007. Event ids that are associated: pr15275007. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 08:12:14 / October 2, 2015 @ 8:12 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18 km (11 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Saint Croix, Guayama, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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