A minor earthquake magnitude 3.24 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2018362007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2018362007. The temblor was detected at 01:23:33 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.2426 West, latitude 19.1726 North, depth = 36 km. Global time and date of event 28/12/18 / 2018-12-28 05:23:33 / December 28, 2018 @ 5:23 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-five 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: 76 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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