A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 02:54:43 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8776 West, latitude 17.9651 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 06:54:43 / January 12, 2020 @ 6:54 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0005zsz. Id of event: usa0005zsz.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cayey, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes 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-five, in the last 10 days one thousand and sixty-nine, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 1 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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