A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 62 km (39 miles). Exact location of event, depth 62 km, -66.4488° West, 18.9985° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 09:05:10 / December 22, 2019 @ 9:05 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019356033. Id of event: pr2019356033. The temblor was picked up at 05:05:10 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Morovis, Corozal, Pájaros.
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days seven hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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