A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:55:54 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 07:55:54 / February 2, 2020 @ 7:55 am. Event id: us60007mmj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007mmj. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8706° West, 17.9697° North.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cayey, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty, in the past 30 days nine hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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