A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019363012. Unique identifier: pr2019363012. Exact location of event, depth 4 km, -66.8626° West, 17.9425° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.05-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:43:01 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 02:43:01 / December 29, 2019 @ 2:43 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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