A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:06:31 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 11:06:31 / April 4, 2018 @ 11:06 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8896 West, latitude 18.9691 North, depth = 36 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018094006. Unique identifier: pr2018094006.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Florida, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 53 km NNE of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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