A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 02:14:11 / 2:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 43 km, -67.1701° West, 19.1616° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 06:14:11 / December 5, 2018 @ 6:14 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018339002. Id of event: pr2018339002. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 43 km (27 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-one 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 74 km NNW of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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