A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 74 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:36:49 / 11:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 74 km, -67.2758° West, 19.043° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019290005. Unique identifier: pr2019290005. Global time and date of event 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 03:36:49 / October 17, 2019 @ 3:36 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rincón, Hatillo, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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