A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Mayaguez in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/12/18 / 2018-12-02 01:52:05 / December 2, 2018 @ 1:52 am. Id of earthquake: pr2018336001. Event ids that are associated: pr2018336001. Exact location, longitude -67.1733° West, latitude 18.2008° North, depth = 123 km. The temblor was detected at 21:52:05 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Ciales, Barceloneta.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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