A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Hatillo in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 02:55:33 / October 12, 2019 @ 2:55 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8306° West, latitude 19.126° North, depth = 21 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2019285002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019285002. The temblor was picked up at 22:55:33 / 10:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Quebradillas, Isabela.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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 N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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