A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from San Juan in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -65.9585° West, 18.6763° North, depth 65 km. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:19:15 / 8:19 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/04/19 / 2019-04-16 12:19:15 / April 16, 2019 @ 12:19 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65 km (40 miles). Event id: pr2019106006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019106006.
Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Maunabo, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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