A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Loiza in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was detected at 10:36:23 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). Exact location, longitude -65.8466° West, latitude 18.76° North, depth = 58 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/19 / 2019-02-08 14:36:23 / February 8, 2019 @ 2:36 pm. Event id: pr2019039013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019039013.
Event epicenter was 43 km (26 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Culebra, Morovis. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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