A minor earthquake magnitude 3.79 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The 3.79-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:15:47 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 23:15:47 / February 18, 2020 @ 11:15 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.3051° West, 19.11° North. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007sr3, pr2020049026. Unique identifier: pr2020049026.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hatillo, Rincón, Camuy (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one thousand and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 68 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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