A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Galateo in Puerto Rico. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:46:39 / 4:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.2455° West, latitude 18.3311° North, depth = 112 km. Event id: pr2019054004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019054004. Global time and date of event 23/02/19 / 2019-02-23 08:46:39 / February 23, 2019 @ 8:46 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 112 km (70 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Quebradillas, Yauco (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 3 km SSE of Galateo, Puerto Rico.
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