A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -65.4196 West, latitude 18.0153 North, depth = 20 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/07/19 / 2019-07-01 19:44:54 / July 1, 2019 @ 7:44 pm. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:44:54 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019182015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019182015.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Cruz Bay, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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