A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/18 / 2018-10-12 05:38:24 / October 12, 2018 @ 5:38 am. The temblor was detected at 01:38:24 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018285003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018285003. Exact location, longitude -66.8948° West, latitude 19.0438° North, depth = 32 km.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Moca, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 61 km NNE of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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