A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Potala Pastillo in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:58:51 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 11:58:51 / December 22, 2019 @ 11:58 am. Exact location, longitude -66.5628° West, latitude 17.8611° North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019356039. Id of event: pr2019356039.
Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Añasco, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km SSW of Potala Pastillo, Puerto Rico.
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