A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Naranjito in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2018220006. Event ids that are associated: pr2018220006. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:33:43 / 11:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.2361 West, latitude 18.3303 North, depth = 114 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/08/18 / 2018-08-08 15:33:43 / August 8, 2018 @ 3:33 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 20 km (13 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Yauco, Guayanilla. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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