A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:35:37 / 6:35 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2019351056. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019351056. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 10:35:37 / December 17, 2019 @ 10:35 am. Exact location of event, longitude -65.4348 West, latitude 17.8323 North, depth = 33 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 33 km (21 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, San Isidro, Canovanas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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