A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/04/19 / 2019-04-14 19:52:10 / April 14, 2019 @ 7:52 pm. The temblor was picked up at 15:52:10 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2019104005. Event ids that are associated: pr2019104005. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8726 West, latitude 18.9223 North, depth = 14 km.
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ciales, Añasco, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 48 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
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