A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was reported at 22:28:24 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8611° West, 18.0005° North, depth 9 km. Event id: pr2020021019. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020021019. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 02:28:24 / January 21, 2020 @ 2:28 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Cidra, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-five, in the last 10 days four hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days seven hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days eight hundred and fifty-five 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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