A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Vega Baja in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/10/18 / 2018-10-24 15:03:22 / October 24, 2018 @ 3:03 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.408° West, 18.42° North, depth 113 km. The temblor was detected at 11:03:22 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113 km (70 miles). Event id: pr2018297006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018297006.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Germán, Punta Santiago, Naguabo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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