A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9935 West, latitude 18.9881 North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/10/19 / 2019-10-02 13:09:35 / October 2, 2019 @ 1:09 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 09:09:35 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019275021. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019275021.
Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lares, Rincón, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days two hundred and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-one 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.
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