A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:44:07 / 7:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.5051° West, latitude 18.607° North, depth = 12 km. Event id: pr2018030000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018030000. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 12:44:07 / January 30, 2018 @ 12:44 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lajas, San Germán, Lares (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 39 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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