A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Puerto Real in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.57 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 21:57:01 / December 8, 2018 @ 9:57 pm. The temblor was picked up at 16:57:01 / 4:57 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i56k. Id of event: us1000i56k. Exact location of earthquake, -67.646° West, 18.0951° North, depth 30.57 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Guánica, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km W of Puerto Real, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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