A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 23:01:05 / January 14, 2020 @ 11:01 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8436° West, latitude 17.8796° North, depth = 12 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020014099. Event ids that are associated: pr2020014099. The temblor was detected at 19:01:05 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifty-one, in the last 10 days four hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days five hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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