A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 11:01:12 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8476 West, latitude 17.8877 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bju. Id of event: usa0006bju. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 15:01:12 / January 6, 2020 @ 3:01 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty-seven, in the last 10 days nine hundred and ninety-seven, in the past 30 days one thousand and eight and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 10 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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