A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 22:52:22 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 101 km, -66.367° West, 18.585° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/01/19 / 2019-01-13 02:52:22 / January 13, 2019 @ 2:52 am. Id of earthquake: pr2019013002. Event ids that are associated: pr2019013002. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101 km (63 miles).
The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arroyo, Las Marías, Humacao (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 13 km NNW of Brenas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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