A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:36:14 / 7:36 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019036043. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019036043. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/19 / 2019-02-05 23:36:14 / February 5, 2019 @ 11:36 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.5703 West, latitude 19.0813 North, depth = 64 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Toa Baja, Quebradillas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Dorado (c. 13 100 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 two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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