A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:38:57 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2578 West, latitude 19.0573 North, depth = 30 km. Global time and date of event 18/04/19 / 2019-04-18 00:38:57 / April 18, 2019 @ 12:38 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019108001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019108001.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Camuy, Aguada. The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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