A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 06:18:08 / October 2, 2015 @ 6:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.152 West, latitude 18.0228 North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was detected at 02:18:08 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15275002. Unique identifier: pr15275002.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yabucoa, Tortola, Humacao. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 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 thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 33 km ESE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
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