A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Bufalo in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: pr2019079007. Event ids that are associated: pr2019079007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/03/19 / 2019-03-20 14:00:01 / March 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:00:01 / 10:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 106 km, -66.5578° West, 18.4041° North.
The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Piedras, Río Grande, Puerto Real.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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