A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:00:40 / 9:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 27 km, -65.4228° West, 19.0231° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019038007. Id of event: pr2019038007. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/02/19 / 2019-02-07 01:00:40 / February 7, 2019 @ 1:00 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luquillo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 78 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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