A minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020023005. Id of event: pr2020023005. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:27:42 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.853° West, latitude 17.9293° North, depth = 15 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 10:27:42 / January 23, 2020 @ 10:27 am.
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). Epicenter of the event 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), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 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 fifteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days seven hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days seven hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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