A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.5898° West, 17.9038° North, depth 7 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 03:10:28 / December 14, 2019 @ 3:10 am. Unique identifier: pr2019348000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019348000. The temblor was picked up at 23:10:28 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Moca, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km SSE of Ponce, Puerto Rico.
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