A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 21:15:23 / December 8, 2019 @ 9:15 pm. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:15:23 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019342015. Id of event: pr2019342015. Exact location, longitude -67.251° West, latitude 19.1253° North, depth = 24 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop). 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days eight hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 71 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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