A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). The temblor was detected at 06:17:05 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 90 km, -66.1262° West, 18.568° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15296004. Id of event: pr15296004. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/10/15 / 2015-10-23 10:17:05 / October 23, 2015 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Hatillo, Santa Isabel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 12 km (7 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 11 km N of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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