A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8398° West, 17.9127° North, depth 21.97 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:36:58 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60007a5q. Event ids that are associated: us60007a5q. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.97 km (14 miles). Global time and date of event 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 18:36:58 / January 18, 2020 @ 6:36 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cidra, Vega Alta. Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days five hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days six hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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