A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 01:09:26 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.65° West, 19.1325° North. Unique identifier: pr2019353009. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019353009. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/19 / 2019-12-19 05:09:26 / December 19, 2019 @ 5:09 am.
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Barceloneta, Camuy, Hatillo. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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: 73 km N of Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
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