A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2018224005. Event ids that are associated: pr2018224005. Exact location, longitude -65.4265° West, latitude 18.912° North, depth = 54 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 14:38:31 / August 12, 2018 @ 2:38 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54 km (34 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:38:31 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and one 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 67 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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