A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 21:08:58 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.2371° West, 18.8845° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 01:08:58 / December 8, 2019 @ 1:08 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019342001. Unique identifier: pr2019342001. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mayagüez, Lares, Las Marías (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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