A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:21:08 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.806 West, latitude 18.706 North, depth = 93 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 93 km (58 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/19 / 2019-02-18 10:21:08 / February 18, 2019 @ 10:21 am. Unique identifier: pr2019049004. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019049004.
Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Guayanilla, Yauco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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