A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 16:36:02 / October 12, 2018 @ 4:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.472° West, latitude 19.135° North, depth = 44 km. Unique identifier: pr2018285012. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018285012. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:36:02 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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