A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Mayaguez in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 11:50:24 / December 9, 2019 @ 11:50 am. The temblor was reported at 07:50:24 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019343011. Unique identifier: pr2019343011. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.1621 West, latitude 18.1725 North, depth = 109 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (38 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Ciales, Barceloneta. 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 one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km SW of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
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