A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/12/19 / 2019-12-15 16:31:49 / December 15, 2019 @ 4:31 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: pr2019349011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019349011. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2166 West, latitude 19.021 North, depth = 10 km. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:31:49 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter).
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 Rincón, Hatillo, Camuy. The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days eight hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 59 km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico.
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