A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 85 km, -67.2838° West, 18.6158° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/12/19 / 2019-12-11 11:54:27 / December 11, 2019 @ 11:54 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019345006. Id of event: pr2019345006. The epicenter was at a depth of 85 km (53 miles). The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:54:27 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Utuado, Sabana Grande, Lajas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days ninety-four and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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