A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018278000. Id of event: pr2018278000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/10/18 / 2018-10-05 01:16:34 / October 5, 2018 @ 1:16 am. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:16:34 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.3178 West, latitude 18.9798 North, depth = 6 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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