A minor earthquake magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Unique identifier: pr2019290014. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019290014. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 45 km, -67.08° West, 19.0165° North. Global time and date of event 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 11:30:32 / October 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am UTC/GMT. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:30:32 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Aguada, Arecibo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days six hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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