A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Luquillo in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019362014. Id of event: pr2019362014. Global time and date of event 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 09:09:50 / December 28, 2019 @ 9:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -65.4585° West, 18.8056° North, depth 15 km. The temblor was reported at 05:09:50 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Trujillo Alto (c. 54 200 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Juan, Punta Santiago, Trujillo Alto. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km NNE of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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