A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -67.177° West, 19.124° North, depth 40 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/10/19 / 2019-10-10 09:13:40 / October 10, 2019 @ 9:13 am. The temblor was detected at 05:13:40 / 5:13 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019283005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019283005. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Quebradillas, Isabela. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and four, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km NNW of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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