A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bmz. Unique identifier: usa0006bmz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:01:35 / 7:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 11:01:35 / January 7, 2020 @ 11:01 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8607° West, 17.9136° North.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Vega Baja. Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and seventeen, in the last 10 days nine hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 7 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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