A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52 km (32 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 05:56:52 / January 16, 2018 @ 5:56 am. The temblor was reported at 00:56:52 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 52 km, -67.677° West, 18.1993° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018016001. Id of event: pr2018016001.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Isabela, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 47 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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