A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bzp. Id of event: usa0006bzp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8825° West, latitude 17.9634° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 13:01:35 / January 8, 2020 @ 1:01 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:01:35 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Vega Alta, Comerío. Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and eighty-three, in the last 10 days eight hundred and ninety-two, in the past 30 days nine hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 1 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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