A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico on Friday. Unique identifier: pr2019075003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019075003. The temblor was reported at 20:54:55 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.6418° West, latitude 18.2825° North, depth = 128 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/19 / 2019-03-16 01:54:55 / March 16, 2019 @ 1:54 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Sabana Grande, Maricao (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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