A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/18 / 2018-03-09 05:15:40 / March 9, 2018 @ 5:15 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.5083 West, latitude 18.1031 North, depth = 3 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018068003. Id of event: pr2018068003. The temblor was detected at 01:15:40 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 3 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Bayamón, San Juan (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km W of Esperanza, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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