A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101 km (63 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 00:27:49 / October 18, 2018 @ 12:27 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018291003. Unique identifier: pr2018291003. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.6558 West, latitude 18.334 North, depth = 101 km. The temblor was reported at 19:27:49 / 7:27 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Maricao, Las Marías. Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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