A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018102004. Unique identifier: pr2018102004. Exact location of event, longitude -67.6953 West, latitude 18.426 North, depth = 123 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/18 / 2018-04-12 08:31:11 / April 12, 2018 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:31:11 / 3:31 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Germán, Las Marías, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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