A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.48 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5916 West, latitude 18.6701 North, depth = 18 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/06/19 / 2019-06-18 19:40:57 / June 18, 2019 @ 7:40 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2019169013. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019169013. The temblor was picked up at 14:40:57 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, Cabo Rojo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 51 km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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