A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 80 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico (50 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2566 West, latitude 19.2031 North, depth = 30 km. The temblor was reported at 14:48:23 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 18:48:23 / October 22, 2019 @ 6:48 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019295015. Id of event: pr2019295015.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 80 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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