A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Global time and date of event 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 17:45:54 / January 21, 2018 @ 5:45 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:45:54 / 1:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.4043 West, latitude 18.3443 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018021003. Unique identifier: pr2018021003.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Adjuntas, Utuado, Adjuntas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 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 seven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 16 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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