A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 04:05:45 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018267003. Id of event: pr2018267003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/18 / 2018-09-24 08:05:45 / September 24, 2018 @ 8:05 am. Exact location of earthquake, -67.0311° West, 18.9388° North, depth 11 km.
Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Marías, Barceloneta, Añasco.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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