A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2018026006. Event ids that are associated: pr2018026006. The temblor was detected at 10:49:58 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/18 / 2018-01-26 15:49:58 / January 26, 2018 @ 3:49 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 81 km (50 miles). Exact location of event, depth 81 km, -67.5931° West, 18.3706° North.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Sabana Grande, Quebradillas (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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