A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/18 / 2018-03-13 12:17:04 / March 13, 2018 @ 12:17 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99 km (62 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:17:04 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.5166° West, 18.8278° North, depth 99 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018072005. Id of event: pr2018072005.
Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Carolina, Adjuntas, Aguas Buenas. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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