A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from La Playa in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:58:32 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/18 / 2018-02-11 12:58:32 / February 11, 2018 @ 12:58 pm. Exact location, longitude -67.177° West, latitude 18.2825° North, depth = 90 km. Unique identifier: pr2018042002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018042002.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juana Díaz, Ciales, Villalba. Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 1 km ESE of La Playa, Puerto Rico.
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