A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.4785° West, 19.021° North, depth 47 km. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:15:35 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 03:15:35 / August 15, 2019 @ 3:15 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019227002. Id of event: pr2019227002.
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Isabela, Aguadilla (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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