A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 17:57:32 / October 15, 2015 @ 5:57 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 13:57:32 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.6102° West, latitude 18.5981° North, depth = 23 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15288005. Id of event: pr15288005.
Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Charlotte Amalie, San Antonio, Cidra.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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