A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43 km (27 miles). Unique identifier: pr2019022008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019022008. The temblor was picked up at 06:37:50 / 6:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 43 km, -65.542° West, 18.9921° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/19 / 2019-01-22 10:37:50 / January 22, 2019 @ 10:37 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Río Grande (c. 13 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Canovanas (c. 8 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Isidro (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Canovanas, Santa Barbara, San Isidro (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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