A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 12:49:45 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 16:49:45 / January 7, 2020 @ 4:49 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bqu. Unique identifier: usa0006bqu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8641 West, latitude 17.9821 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Ceiba, Naranjito. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty-one, in the last 10 days one thousand and fourteen, in the past 30 days one thousand and thirty and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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