A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019320016. Id of event: pr2019320016. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:46:29 / 7:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.4221 West, latitude 18.7991 North, depth = 111 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/11/19 / 2019-11-16 23:46:29 / November 16, 2019 @ 11:46 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Marías, Mayagüez, Hatillo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days eight hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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