A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Rincon in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2019345004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019345004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/12/19 / 2019-12-11 06:24:03 / December 11, 2019 @ 6:24 am. Exact location of event, depth 62 km, -67.7711° West, 18.2745° North. The temblor was detected at 01:24:03 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62 km (39 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Punta Cana, Moca, Hormigueros (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cabo Rojo (c. 10 800 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fifty-four and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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