A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 00:41:24 / 12:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.8268° West, latitude 18.117° North, depth = 64 km. Global time and date of event 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 05:41:24 / September 18, 2018 @ 5:41 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018261009. Id of event: pr2018261009.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Hormigueros, Aguada (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 65 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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