A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Quebradillas in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 83 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:23:14 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9295° West, 18.562° North, depth 83 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019357033. Id of event: pr2019357033. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 21:23:14 / December 23, 2019 @ 9:23 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Ingenio, Campanilla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km N of Quebradillas, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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