A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2018171000. Event ids that are associated: pr2018171000. The temblor was picked up at 19:22:55 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.7028° West, latitude 18.8066° North, depth = 90 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/06/18 / 2018-06-20 00:22:55 / June 20, 2018 @ 12:22 am.
The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Punta Cana, Moca, Aguada (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 70 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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