A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 18:06:45 / 6:06 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 09/10/18 / 2018-10-09 22:06:45 / October 9, 2018 @ 10:06 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2018282014. Event ids that are associated: pr2018282014. Exact location of event, longitude -67.2566 West, latitude 18.8445 North, depth = 23 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Mayagüez, Las Marías.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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