A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from La Playa in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:11:09 / 2:11 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 22/02/19 / 2019-02-22 18:11:09 / February 22, 2019 @ 6:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.1811° West, latitude 18.2498° North, depth = 116 km. Event id: pr2019053002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019053002.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Manatí, Juana Díaz (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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