A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 145 km (90 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:57:32 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.691° West, 18.0783° North, depth 145 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/03/18 / 2018-03-31 17:57:32 / March 31, 2018 @ 5:57 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018090011. Id of event: pr2018090011.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Sabana Grande, Las Marías (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 53 km W of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico.
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