A minor earthquake magnitude 3.73 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1405 West, latitude 19.0161 North, depth = 57 km. The temblor was detected at 20:42:34 / 8:42 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 00:42:34 / March 18, 2020 @ 12:42 am. Unique identifier: pr2020078001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020078001, us60008him. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57 km (35 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Marías, Lares, Añasco. Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lares (c. 7 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days nine hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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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