Earthquake in Puerto Rico

October 9th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Earthquake in Puerto RicoThere was an earthquake in Puerto Rice with the magnitude of 2.7 on the Richter Scale.

The quake occurred on Thursday, October 09, 2008 at 06:19:18 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time ) and Thursday, October 09, 2008 at 02:19:18 AM at epicenter
local time as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter is 4 km (2 miles) NW (320°) from H. Rivera Colón, PR, 4 km (2 miles) WNW (282°) from Galateo, PR, 4 km (3 miles) NNE (28°) from Corozal, PR, 15 km (9 miles) WSW (258°) from Bayamón, PR, 21 km (13 miles) SW (235°) from SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico with the depth of 54.2 km (33.7 miles).

In 1918, a major earthquake that struck the island of Puerto Rico and the magnitude for the earthquake reported was around 7.5.

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