A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/08/18 / 2018-08-25 21:46:15 / August 25, 2018 @ 9:46 pm. Event id: pr2018237007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018237007. Exact location, longitude -66.368° West, latitude 18.5041° North, depth = 87 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 87 km (54 miles). The temblor was reported at 17:46:15 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Santiago, Naguabo, Maunabo (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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