A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 01:49:59 / 1:49 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2019344003. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019344003. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.109 West, latitude 18.957 North, depth = 50 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/12/19 / 2019-12-10 05:49:59 / December 10, 2019 @ 5:49 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Añasco, Rincón, San Sebastián.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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