A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7688 West, latitude 18.9258 North, depth = 53 km. Event id: pr2019012002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019012002. The epicenter was at a depth of 53 km (33 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:52:28 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/01/19 / 2019-01-12 01:52:28 / January 12, 2019 @ 1:52 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Morovis, Toa Baja, Aguada.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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