A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 18:49:29 / October 12, 2015 @ 6:49 pm. The temblor was reported at 14:49:29 / 2:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15285009. Id of event: pr15285009. Exact location of event, depth 24 km, -65.86° West, 18.9013° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Aguas Buenas, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 52 km N of Loiza, Puerto Rico.
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