A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:45:29 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8511° West, latitude 17.9356° North, depth = 12 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 15:45:29 / February 1, 2020 @ 3:45 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020032028. Unique identifier: pr2020032028.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-two, in the past 30 days nine hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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