A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/18 / 2018-12-22 00:06:36 / December 22, 2018 @ 12:06 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2018356000. Id of event: pr2018356000. The temblor was picked up at 20:06:36 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.3116 West, latitude 18.9013 North, depth = 9 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Añasco, Hatillo (min 5000 pop).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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