A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2019365017. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019365017. Exact location, longitude -66.8336° West, latitude 17.8863° North, depth = 6 km. Global time and date of event 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 16:44:36 / December 31, 2019 @ 4:44 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:44:36 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cayey, Corozal (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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