A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/18 / 2018-03-23 10:06:44 / March 23, 2018 @ 10:06 am. The temblor was detected at 05:06:44 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018082007. Id of event: pr2018082007. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -67.8523° West, 18.2573° North.
The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hormigueros, Cabo Rojo, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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