A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:57:34 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/01/18 / 2018-01-04 09:57:34 / January 4, 2018 @ 9:57 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42 km (26 miles). Event id: pr2018004003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018004003. Exact location of event, longitude -67.366 West, latitude 17.6566 North, depth = 42 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Marías, Rincón, Añasco (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 40 km SSW of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico.
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