A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8666° West, 18.0076° North, depth 12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020040019. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020040019. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:17:46 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 09:17:46 / February 9, 2020 @ 9:17 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Cidra, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-eight, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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