A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.43 km (11 miles). The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:42:25 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70005r0q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005r0q. Exact location, longitude -67.2478° West, latitude 18.9697° North, depth = 17.43 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/10/19 / 2019-10-05 06:42:25 / October 5, 2019 @ 6:42 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Lares (c. 7 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayagüez, Lares, Las Marías.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
Questions or comments?
Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
Copyright © 2019 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.