A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 85 km WSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico (53 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -67.9627° West, latitude 17.7845° North, depth = 58 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 09:18:15 / October 17, 2015 @ 9:18 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr15290006. Unique identifier: pr15290006. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:18:15 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 85 km WSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.
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