A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 32 km (20 miles). The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:05:10 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5601 West, latitude 18.8758 North, depth = 32 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/18 / 2018-11-18 03:05:10 / November 18, 2018 @ 3:05 am. Id of earthquake: pr2018322002. Event ids that are associated: pr2018322002.
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Guaynabo, Orocovis (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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