A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 31/10/19 / 2019-10-31 08:07:36 / October 31, 2019 @ 8:07 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7096° West, 17.9388° North, depth 9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Event id: pr2019304002. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019304002. The temblor was detected at 04:07:36 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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