A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/06/19 / 2019-06-27 05:31:26 / June 27, 2019 @ 5:31 am. Exact location of event, longitude -67.8616 West, latitude 18.2771 North, depth = 109 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019178003. Event ids that are associated: pr2019178003. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:31:26 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cabo Rojo, Mayagüez, Aguadilla. Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Puerto Real (c. 6 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 65 km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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