A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Monday. Global time and date of event 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 01:04:23 / October 16, 2018 @ 1:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -67.4391° West, 18.8606° North, depth 6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The 2.83-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:04:23 / 9:04 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2018289002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018289002.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Camuy, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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