A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 17:24:53 / March 31, 2019 @ 5:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: pr2019090008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019090008. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:24:53 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.379 West, latitude 18.9711 North, depth = 6 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Quebradillas, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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