A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 54 km, -67.5508° West, 18.8385° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 14:12:42 / January 31, 2018 @ 2:12 pm. Event id: pr2018031009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018031009. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:12:42 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Añasco, Moca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 61 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
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