A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019363020. Unique identifier: pr2019363020. The temblor was detected at 20:36:30 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8565° West, 17.9501° North, depth 6 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 00:36:30 / December 29, 2019 @ 12:36 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Naranjito. Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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