A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 80 km W of Pole Ojea, Puerto Rico (50 miles) on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/18 / 2018-01-16 09:19:30 / January 16, 2018 @ 9:19 am. Exact location of event, longitude -67.9286 West, latitude 17.841 North, depth = 126 km. Unique identifier: pr2018016002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018016002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:19:30 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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