A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 05:12:37 / April 4, 2018 @ 5:12 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018094004. Unique identifier: pr2018094004. Exact location of event, longitude -67.432 West, latitude 18.4975 North, depth = 17 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 01:12:37 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Sabana Grande, Hatillo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 25 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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