A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 81 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico (50 miles) on Monday. Unique identifier: pr2019351023. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019351023. Exact location of earthquake, -66.3118° West, 19.2008° North, depth 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/12/19 / 2019-12-17 02:00:30 / December 17, 2019 @ 2:00 am. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:00:30 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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