A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 17:58:28 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018286008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018286008. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5293 West, latitude 19.0158 North, depth = 21 km. Global time and date of event 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 21:58:28 / October 13, 2018 @ 9:58 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cataño, Candelaria, Ciales (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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