A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -65.1993° West, latitude 17.9003° North, depth = 24 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 24 km (15 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 12:06:11 / March 31, 2019 @ 12:06 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2019090003. Event ids that are associated: pr2019090003. The temblor was picked up at 08:06:11 / 8:06 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 52 km (32 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Piedras, Luquillo, Maunabo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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