A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 28 km (17 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 05:27:02 / September 17, 2018 @ 5:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.78° West, latitude 18.9898° North, depth = 28 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018260002. Id of event: pr2018260002. The temblor was picked up at 01:27:02 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Ceiba, Moca (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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