A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Mayaguez in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 68 km, -67.158° West, 18.2266° North. The temblor was picked up at 21:00:07 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/05/18 / 2018-05-13 01:00:07 / May 13, 2018 @ 1:00 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2018133002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018133002.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Manatí, Juana Díaz. Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 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-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km NW of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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