A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Ingenio in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117 km (73 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018076001. Id of event: pr2018076001. The temblor was reported at 21:40:20 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 01:40:20 / March 17, 2018 @ 1:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.2293° West, latitude 18.4593° North, depth = 117 km.
Epicenter of the event was 13 km (8 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayanilla, Quebradillas, Lares. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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