A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -65.5701 West, latitude 18.5946 North, depth = 76 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:43:22 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 19:43:22 / March 19, 2018 @ 7:43 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2018078005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018078005.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Patillas, San Antonio.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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