A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:29:36 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/11/18 / 2018-11-09 11:29:36 / November 9, 2018 @ 11:29 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018313009. Id of event: pr2018313009. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.9818° West, 18.9671° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lares, Rincón, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 51 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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