A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 90 km (56 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.3931 West, latitude 18.2733 North, depth = 90 km. The temblor was reported at 21:34:12 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018264000. Id of event: pr2018264000. Global time and date of event 21/09/18 / 2018-09-21 01:34:12 / September 21, 2018 @ 1:34 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Peñuelas, Arecibo, Utuado (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 16 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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