A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 13:58:52 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019345009. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019345009. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.1005° West, latitude 19.091° North, depth = 50 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/12/19 / 2019-12-11 17:58:52 / December 11, 2019 @ 5:58 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Aguadilla, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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