A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 01:44:40 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.1848° West, latitude 19.0111° North, depth = 6 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/10/19 / 2019-10-02 05:44:40 / October 2, 2019 @ 5:44 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019275011. Id of event: pr2019275011. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles).
The epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Arecibo, Rincón (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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