A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Friday. Global time and date of event 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 21:58:54 / March 15, 2019 @ 9:58 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2019074013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019074013. Exact location, longitude -67.4525° West, latitude 18.8993° North, depth = 98 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:58:54 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Quebradillas, Moca (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days five hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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