A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, Mona Passage, Puerto Rico kilometers (0 miles) from Mona Passage, Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -67.2511 West, latitude 18.1373 North, depth = 21 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 01:53:13 / October 18, 2018 @ 1:53 am. The temblor was detected at 01:53:13 / 1:53 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018291000. Unique identifier: pr2018291000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21 km (13 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Jayuya (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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