A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2019074001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019074001. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:14:49 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 01:14:49 / March 15, 2019 @ 1:14 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -66.8153° West, 19.0841° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Quebradillas, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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