A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2019066005. Event ids that are associated: pr2019066005. Exact location, longitude -65.4541° West, latitude 17.9853° North, depth = 8 km. The 2.97-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:06:04 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global time and date of event 07/03/19 / 2019-03-07 00:06:04 / March 7, 2019 @ 12:06 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Cayey, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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