A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 21:38:37 / 9:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.5595° West, 18.467° North, depth 9 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/07/18 / 2018-07-28 02:38:37 / July 28, 2018 @ 2:38 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018209001. Unique identifier: pr2018209001.
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Grande, Camuy, Lares.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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