A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 09:50:22 / August 18, 2017 @ 9:50 am. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:50:22 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Unique identifier: pr2017230007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2017230007. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -67.3601° West, 18.876° North.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Hatillo, Añasco.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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