A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 08:52:17 / October 2, 2015 @ 8:52 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15275008. Id of event: pr15275008. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:52:17 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 17 km, -65.3916° West, 18.0279° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 17 km (11 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 73 km (45 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). Close 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 Guayama, Saint Croix, Trujillo Alto (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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km SE of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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