A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Friday. Id of earthquake: us60007lvq. Event ids that are associated: us60007lvq. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:15:25 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Global time and date of event 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 01:15:25 / February 1, 2020 @ 1:15 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8541° West, 17.9542° North, depth 5 km.
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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