A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019281031. Id of event: pr2019281031. Exact location of earthquake, -67.08° West, 18.8813° North, depth 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/10/19 / 2019-10-08 20:09:50 / October 8, 2019 @ 8:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 16:09:50 / 4:09 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayagüez, Barceloneta, Las Marías. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and four and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 42 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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