A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 22:44:41 / April 1, 2018 @ 10:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.7025° West, latitude 18.678° North, depth = 22 km. Event id: pr2018091005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018091005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:44:41 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Lajas, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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