A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Brenas in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:22:56 / 3:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.3528 West, latitude 19.0828 North, depth = 24 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/19 / 2019-03-21 19:22:56 / March 21, 2019 @ 7:22 pm. Event id: pr2019080010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019080010.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria, Cataño, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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