A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 14:01:00 / January 31, 2018 @ 2:01 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76 km (47 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:01:00 / 10:01 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2018031008. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018031008. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8218 West, latitude 18.5853 North, depth = 76 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaynabo, Aibonito, San Juan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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