A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:53:34 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.3056 West, latitude 18.875 North, depth = 61 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 61 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 31/10/18 / 2018-10-31 09:53:34 / October 31, 2018 @ 9:53 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2018304003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018304003.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lares, Mayagüez, Las Marías (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop).
Every 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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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