A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 46 km (29 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:09:18 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/09/18 / 2018-09-13 00:09:18 / September 13, 2018 @ 12:09 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.3 West, latitude 18.9346 North, depth = 46 km. Unique identifier: pr2018256000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018256000.
The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Canovanas, Hatillo.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 51 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico.
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