A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Friday. Unique identifier: pr2018278009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018278009. Exact location of earthquake, -67.271° West, 18.8895° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:20:50 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/10/18 / 2018-10-05 18:20:50 / October 5, 2018 @ 6:20 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Mayagüez, Las Marías. Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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