A minor earthquake magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2018291022. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018291022. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6138 West, latitude 19.0695 North, depth = 62 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 19:50:03 / October 18, 2018 @ 7:50 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:50:03 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Vega Alta, Florida (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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