A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 96 km (60 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2019039011. Event ids that are associated: pr2019039011. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:24:08 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/19 / 2019-02-08 09:24:08 / February 8, 2019 @ 9:24 am. Exact location of event, longitude -67.2685 West, latitude 18.2583 North, depth = 96 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Ponce (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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