A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -65.568° West, latitude 18.0478° North, depth = 20 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr15364002. Id of event: pr15364002. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 04:35:51 / December 30, 2015 @ 4:35 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:35:51 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 20 km (12 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Naranjito, Charlotte Amalie (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 11 km WSW of Esperanza, Puerto Rico.
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