A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -66.6863° West, latitude 18.6968° North, depth = 68 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 02:06:23 / April 2, 2018 @ 2:06 am. The temblor was detected at 22:06:23 / 10:06 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018092001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018092001. The epicenter was at a depth of 68 km (42 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coamo, Ponce, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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