A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020012058. Event ids that are associated: pr2020012058. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8521 West, latitude 17.9273 North, depth = 9 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The 2.98-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:17:11 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 05:17:11 / January 12, 2020 @ 5:17 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Ceiba, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and seventy, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 6 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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