A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was reported at 04:49:25 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 08:49:25 / December 7, 2018 @ 8:49 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2018341003. Unique identifier: pr2018341003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63 km (39 miles). Exact location of event, depth 63 km, -66.8696° West, 18.7061° North.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayanilla, Candelaria Arenas, Villalba. Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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