A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). Unique identifier: pr2018216016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018216016. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/08/18 / 2018-08-04 19:53:20 / August 4, 2018 @ 7:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.768° West, latitude 18.4576° North, depth = 90 km. The temblor was detected at 14:53:20 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Cabo Rojo, Hormigueros. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 68 km (43 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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