A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2019013003. Event ids that are associated: pr2019013003. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:13:01 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/01/19 / 2019-01-13 03:13:01 / January 13, 2019 @ 3:13 am. Exact location of earthquake, -67.4533° West, 18.7275° North, depth 13 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hormigueros, Las Marías, Hatillo. Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 45 km NW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
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