A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 118 km, -67.7413° West, 18.2363° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/19 / 2019-03-14 03:58:01 / March 14, 2019 @ 3:58 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019073006. Id of event: pr2019073006. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:58:01 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 118 km (73 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Germán, Lajas, Moca (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 53 km WSW of Rincon, Puerto Rico.
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