A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/18 / 2018-08-01 23:53:14 / August 1, 2018 @ 11:53 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018213009. Id of event: pr2018213009. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:53:14 / 7:53 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 70 km, -66.7783° West, 18.9791° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lares, San Sebastián, Ceiba. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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