A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Hormigueros in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/19 / 2019-02-08 09:05:52 / February 8, 2019 @ 9:05 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2019039010. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019039010. Exact location, longitude -67.0943° West, latitude 18.136° North, depth = 121 km. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:05:52 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coamo, Morovis, Santa Isabel.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km E of Hormigueros, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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