A minor earthquake magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020018078. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020018078, us60007a5q. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Global time and date of event 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 18:36:59 / January 18, 2020 @ 6:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 14:36:59 / 2:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.8403° West, 17.9025° North.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Cidra, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty, in the last 10 days five hundred and thirty-three, in the past 30 days seven hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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