A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 02:18:24 / October 30, 2019 @ 2:18 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:18:24 / 10:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.1323 West, latitude 19.1235 North, depth = 23 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019303000. Unique identifier: pr2019303000.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arecibo, Aguada, Moca.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and two and in the last 365 days six hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km N of Isabela, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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