A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:01:30 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2018348006. Event ids that are associated: pr2018348006. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/12/18 / 2018-12-14 10:01:30 / December 14, 2018 @ 10:01 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5306 West, latitude 18.4201 North, depth = 113 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, Sabana Grande (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km WNW of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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