A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 3.04-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:40:31 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019356006. Id of event: pr2019356006. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 02:40:31 / December 22, 2019 @ 2:40 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0706 West, latitude 19.1 North, depth = 103 km.
Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Aguadilla, Hatillo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days eight hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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