A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 06:05:24 / 6:05 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: pr15275005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15275005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 10:05:24 / October 2, 2015 @ 10:05 am. Exact location, longitude -65.388° West, latitude 18.031° North, depth = 13 km.
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Guayama, Saint Croix (min 5000 pop).
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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 11 km SE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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