A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.4935 West, latitude 19.1245 North, depth = 40 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:48:30 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 04:48:30 / October 4, 2015 @ 4:48 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr15277001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15277001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ceiba (c. 6 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Baja, Arecibo (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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