A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:21:50 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2018335011. Event ids that are associated: pr2018335011. Global time and date of event 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 15:21:50 / December 1, 2018 @ 3:21 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.5496 West, latitude 18.6126 North, depth = 72 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Maunabo, Campanilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 31 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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