A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 3.23-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:56:32 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/02/20 / 2020-02-10 02:56:32 / February 10, 2020 @ 2:56 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8536° West, 17.9318° North, depth 16 km. Event id: pr2020041004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020041004.
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Ceiba, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-five, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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