A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2018304000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018304000. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8305 West, latitude 19.1215 North, depth = 25 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/18 / 2018-10-31 00:17:34 / October 31, 2018 @ 12:17 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:17:34 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Quebradillas, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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