A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019362015. Id of event: pr2019362015. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6983° West, 19.1311° North, depth 34 km. The temblor was picked up at 06:51:37 / 6:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 10:51:37 / December 28, 2019 @ 10:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Camuy (c. 4 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Camuy, Arecibo, Hatillo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 72 km N of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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