A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.3815 West, latitude 18.6261 North, depth = 97 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018031000. Unique identifier: pr2018031000. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:31:01 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 97 km (60 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/18 / 2018-01-31 00:31:01 / January 31, 2018 @ 12:31 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Maricao, Guayanilla, Patillas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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