A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -67.223° West, 19.0873° North. The temblor was detected at 12:29:46 / 12:29 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Event id: pr2019301012. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019301012. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/10/19 / 2019-10-28 16:29:46 / October 28, 2019 @ 4:29 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Hatillo, Aguada (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days seven hundred and thirty-six 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.
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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: 67 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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