A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -65.6748° West, latitude 18.5833° North, depth = 41 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 07:49:24 / August 18, 2017 @ 7:49 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2017230004. Event ids that are associated: pr2017230004. The temblor was reported at 03:49:24 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Cayey, Patillas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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