A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Culebra in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:11:48 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 06:11:48 / October 2, 2015 @ 6:11 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr15275001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15275001. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.1309 West, latitude 18.0342 North, depth = 13 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Humacao, Luquillo, Tortola (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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