A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/05/18 / 2018-05-09 07:40:25 / May 9, 2018 @ 7:40 am UTC/GMT. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:40:25 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2018129003. Event ids that are associated: pr2018129003. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.968 West, latitude 18.6805 North, depth = 62 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villalba, Toa Baja, Orocovis (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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