A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The 3.27-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:42:40 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 06:42:40 / September 11, 2018 @ 6:42 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018254004. Id of event: pr2018254004. Exact location of event, longitude -67.7326 West, latitude 18.652 North, depth = 151 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 151 km (94 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mayagüez, Isabela, Añasco. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 61 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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