A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 12:08:54 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020012114. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020012114. Global time and date of event 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 16:08:54 / January 12, 2020 @ 4:08 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8481 West, latitude 17.9356 North, depth = 13 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-two, in the last 10 days four hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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