A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Emajagua in Puerto Rico. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:31:44 / 1:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 25 km (16 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2019356045. Event ids that are associated: pr2019356045. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 17:31:44 / December 22, 2019 @ 5:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -65.7335° West, 17.4553° North, depth 25 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Patillas, Yabucoa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 71 km (44 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arroyo (c. 7 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yabucoa (c. 7 000 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Patillas (c. 4 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Maunabo (c. 2 200 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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