A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Catano in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 09:17:32 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 108 km, -66.0838° West, 18.4125° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018075006. Id of event: pr2018075006. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 13:17:32 / March 16, 2018 @ 1:17 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108 km (67 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Peñuelas, Isabel Segunda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 6 km (4 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 two hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 4 km SE of Catano, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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