A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -67.4173° West, latitude 17.5748° North, depth = 31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019149007. Unique identifier: pr2019149007. The temblor was reported at 05:27:07 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/05/19 / 2019-05-29 09:27:07 / May 29, 2019 @ 9:27 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mayagüez, Sabana Grande, Hormigueros (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Guánica (c. 9 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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