A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -67.62 West, latitude 18.3658 North, depth = 7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018225000. Unique identifier: pr2018225000. The temblor was picked up at 20:42:36 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/08/18 / 2018-08-13 01:42:36 / August 13, 2018 @ 1:42 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Grande, Quebradillas, Maricao. Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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