A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 09:34:36 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.827 West, latitude 19.1176 North, depth = 38 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). Unique identifier: pr2018260008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018260008. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 13:34:36 / September 17, 2018 @ 1:34 pm.
Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Quebradillas, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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