A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 06:09:17 / January 12, 2020 @ 6:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.848° West, 17.9574° North, depth 10 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:09:17 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). Event id: usa0006cjs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006cjs.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and sixty-six, in the last 10 days one thousand and sixty-nine, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 ESE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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