A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2019352021. Event ids that are associated: pr2019352021. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 21:43:15 / December 18, 2019 @ 9:43 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.5806 West, latitude 17.8996 North, depth = 8 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:43:15 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yabucoa, Gurabo, Levittown.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSE of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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