A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 03:40:59 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 07:40:59 / September 8, 2018 @ 7:40 am. Unique identifier: pr2018251007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018251007. Exact location of earthquake, -67.1965° West, 19.0023° North, depth 60 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, San Sebastián, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 57 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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