A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Vieques in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/11/19 / 2019-11-21 16:10:46 / November 21, 2019 @ 4:10 pm. The temblor was picked up at 12:10:46 / 12:10 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2019325025. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019325025. Exact location of event, longitude -65.795 West, latitude 18.9995 North, depth = 28 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Ingenio, Fajardo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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