A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/10/19 / 2019-10-06 12:31:12 / October 6, 2019 @ 12:31 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019279012. Unique identifier: pr2019279012. Exact location, longitude -67.116° West, latitude 19.1336° North, depth = 19 km. The temblor was detected at 08:31:12 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Hatillo, Camuy (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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