A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2018097009. Event ids that are associated: pr2018097009. The temblor was picked up at 00:56:24 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 04:56:24 / April 7, 2018 @ 4:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7628° West, 18.8943° North, depth 30 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Campanilla, Ingenio, Las Marías (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 45 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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