A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 88 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico (55 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:01:22 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.2555 West, latitude 19.2796 North, depth = 26 km. Id of earthquake: pr2019290021. Event ids that are associated: pr2019290021. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 22:01:22 / October 17, 2019 @ 10:01 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and one 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. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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