A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Isabela in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.1481 West, latitude 19.1545 North, depth = 23 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/19 / 2019-12-23 23:15:44 / December 23, 2019 @ 11:15 pm. Unique identifier: pr2019357037. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019357037. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:15:44 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quebradillas (c. 5 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quebradillas, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days eight hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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