A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.91-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:02:19 / 2:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/12/19 / 2019-12-02 18:02:19 / December 2, 2019 @ 6:02 pm. Unique identifier: pr2019336008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019336008. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.4061° West, 18.8406° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayagüez, Hatillo, Camuy (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 50 km NW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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