A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.2603° West, 18.2645° North, depth 103 km. Unique identifier: pr2018137000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018137000. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:30:58 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/18 / 2018-05-17 00:30:58 / May 17, 2018 @ 12:30 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Grande, Maricao, Guánica (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 0, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km N of Palomas, Puerto Rico.
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