A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.3291° West, 18.8215° North, depth 5 km. The temblor was reported at 00:13:33 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018292006. Id of event: pr2018292006. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/18 / 2018-10-19 04:13:33 / October 19, 2018 @ 4:13 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lares, Arecibo, Las Marías (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 thirteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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