A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 00:42:34 / March 18, 2020 @ 12:42 am. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:42:34 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.0081 West, latitude 18.9412 North, depth = 24.78 km. Unique identifier: us60008him. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008him. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.78 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maricao, Mayagüez, Utuado (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and six 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: 48 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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