A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 23:16:37 / October 17, 2019 @ 11:16 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -67.1588° West, 19.0101° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:16:37 / 7:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019290022. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019290022.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Sebastián, Arecibo, Rincón (min 5000 pop).
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 six hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes 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: 57 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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