A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Bayamon in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018076000, us1000d5gx. Unique identifier: pr2018076000. The temblor was picked up at 20:15:19 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 00:15:19 / March 17, 2018 @ 12:15 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.1133 West, latitude 18.2083 North, depth = 122 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Lares, Yauco.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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 NE of Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
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