A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Bairoa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 136 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/18 / 2018-10-16 21:43:10 / October 16, 2018 @ 9:43 pm. Exact location of event, depth 136 km, -66.0271° West, 18.299° North. Unique identifier: pr2018289011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018289011. The temblor was detected at 17:43:10 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Peñuelas, Culebra, Arecibo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (13 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km NNE of Bairoa, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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