A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 05:00:43 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -67.4085° West, latitude 18.5165° North, depth = 11 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/05/18 / 2018-05-22 09:00:43 / May 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am. Unique identifier: pr2018142006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018142006.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Sabana Grande, Lajas.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 25 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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