A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Fajardo in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -65.4915° West, latitude 18.5418° North, depth = 114 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019038023. Unique identifier: pr2019038023. The epicenter was at a depth of 114 km (71 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:26:14 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/19 / 2019-02-07 20:26:14 / February 7, 2019 @ 8:26 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria, Sabana Seca, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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