A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Mayaguez in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 00:04:57 / April 17, 2018 @ 12:04 am. Exact location of event, depth 99 km, -67.1881° West, 18.2151° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018107000. Id of event: pr2018107000. The temblor was reported at 20:04:57 / 8:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99 km (62 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Ciales, Juana Díaz. Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 5 km (3 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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