A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 23:37:12 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 58 km, -67.1123° West, 18.7655° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/08/19 / 2019-08-16 03:37:12 / August 16, 2019 @ 3:37 am. Event id: pr2019228002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019228002. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Adjuntas, Adjuntas, Sabana Grande (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km NNW of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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