A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8503 West, latitude 17.9466 North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 01:15:25 / February 1, 2020 @ 1:15 am. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:15:25 / 9:15 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020032000. Event ids that are associated: us60007lvq, pr2020032000.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba. Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-four, in the past 30 days nine hundred and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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