A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.1405 West, latitude 18.9926 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 00:40:00 / October 22, 2019 @ 12:40 am. Event id: pr2019295000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019295000. The temblor was reported at 20:40:00 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Rincón, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventy-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 55 km NNW of Isabela, Puerto Rico.
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