A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Vega Baja in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108 km (67 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:47:08 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/04/18 / 2018-04-23 20:47:08 / April 23, 2018 @ 8:47 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2018113012. Event ids that are associated: pr2018113012. Exact location, longitude -66.4085° West, latitude 18.5071° North, depth = 108 km.
Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naguabo, Maunabo, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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