A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/03/19 / 2019-03-29 23:20:09 / March 29, 2019 @ 11:20 pm. Exact location, longitude -65.5276° West, latitude 18.6836° North, depth = 8 km. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:20:09 / 7:20 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019088012. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019088012.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Sabana Seca, Caguas. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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