A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 20:01:46 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018260000. Unique identifier: pr2018260000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 00:01:46 / September 17, 2018 @ 12:01 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4171 West, latitude 19.0013 North, depth = 30 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luquillo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days four hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 76 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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