A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Vega Baja in Puerto Rico. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:25:14 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/19 / 2019-03-06 14:25:14 / March 6, 2019 @ 2:25 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 109 km (68 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.4111 West, latitude 18.4308 North, depth = 109 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019065008. Event ids that are associated: pr2019065008.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Añasco, Aguadilla, San Germán (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km WSW of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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