A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:12:56 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.4456° West, latitude 19.049° North, depth = 39 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 39 km (24 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2018070012. Event ids that are associated: pr2018070012. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 23:12:56 / March 11, 2018 @ 11:12 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estancias de Florida, Toa Alta, Candelaria. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-three 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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