A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -67.0953° West, latitude 19.0618° North, depth = 10 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:42:15 / 1:42 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: pr2019285004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019285004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/19 / 2019-10-12 05:42:15 / October 12, 2019 @ 5:42 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Aguada, Moca.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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