A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.93 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 2.93-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:48:17 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8493° West, latitude 17.9061° North, depth = 15 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020039005. Event ids that are associated: us70007ldb, pr2020039005. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 02:48:17 / February 8, 2020 @ 2:48 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Vega Alta, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 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).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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