A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Vega Baja in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.4113 West, latitude 18.4531 North, depth = 80 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018033007. Id of event: pr2018033007. The temblor was picked up at 16:40:42 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/02/18 / 2018-02-02 20:40:42 / February 2, 2018 @ 8:40 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 80 km (50 miles).
The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Santiago, Naguabo, Guánica (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km WNW of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.
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