A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60 km (37 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -65.4236 West, latitude 18.9956 North, depth = 60 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/19 / 2019-02-12 20:53:42 / February 12, 2019 @ 8:53 pm. Event id: pr2019043011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019043011. The temblor was reported at 16:53:42 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fajardo, Culebra, Luquillo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Luquillo (c. 8 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Culebra (c. 1 500 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 seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
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