A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:33:01 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 63 km, -66.647° West, 18.8358° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018029000. Unique identifier: pr2018029000. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/01/18 / 2018-01-29 04:33:01 / January 29, 2018 @ 4:33 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Aguada, Adjuntas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 40 km N of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
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