A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guaynabo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/04/18 / 2018-04-08 05:23:49 / April 8, 2018 @ 5:23 am. Exact location of event, depth 117 km, -66.0748° West, 18.3898° North. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:23:49 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018098006. Id of event: pr2018098006.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Adjuntas, Adjuntas, Isabel Segunda. Epicenter of the event was 9 km (6 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. 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 two hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km NE of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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