Puerto Rico Experiencing Major Seismic Uptick

Earthquake location 18.7421S, -65.7131W

A minor earthquake magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/19 / 2019-01-18 05:52:47 / January 18, 2019 @ 5:52 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -65.7131° West, latitude 18.7421° North, depth = 60 km. Event id: pr2019018002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019018002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 01:52:47 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Yabucoa, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2019/01/18/minor-earthquake-3-09-mag-was-detected-near-vieques-in-puerto-rico-2/

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