A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 22:36:04 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.5454° West, latitude 19.1062° North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/06/19 / 2019-06-21 02:36:04 / June 21, 2019 @ 2:36 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19172050, us6000441p. Id of event: us6000441p. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Ciales, Candelaria (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 71 km N of Tierras Nuevas Poniente, Puerto Rico.
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