A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 00:14:12 / August 21, 2018 @ 12:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.3483 West, latitude 18.8066 North, depth = 64 km. Id of earthquake: pr2018233000. Event ids that are associated: pr2018233000. The temblor was detected at 20:14:12 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Lares, Las Marías (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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