A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:38:52 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018257002. Id of event: pr2018257002. Exact location, longitude -67.3416° West, latitude 18.8275° North, depth = 6 km. Global time and date of event 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 10:38:52 / September 14, 2018 @ 10:38 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Lares, Las Marías. Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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