A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:50:47 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57 km (35 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.6181 West, latitude 19.0415 North, depth = 57 km. Unique identifier: pr15347008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr15347008. Global time and date of event 13/12/15 / 2015-12-13 17:50:47 / December 13, 2015 @ 5:50 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Loíza (c. 4 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Río Grande, Luquillo, Loíza.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days fifty-six and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 71 km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico.
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