A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Dorado in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2018201010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018201010. Exact location, longitude -66.2875° West, latitude 18.5355° North, depth = 99 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/07/18 / 2018-07-20 12:34:20 / July 20, 2018 @ 12:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99 km (62 miles). The 2.91-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:34:20 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Maunabo, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 8 km NNW of Dorado, Puerto Rico.
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