A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.938° West, latitude 19.0718° North, depth = 44 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:44:16 / 8:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 44 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/12/18 / 2018-12-01 12:44:16 / December 1, 2018 @ 12:44 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018335008. Id of event: pr2018335008.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguadilla, Arecibo, Quebradillas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 63 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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