A minor earthquake magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 11:47:07 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 15:47:07 / February 12, 2020 @ 3:47 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020043016. Unique identifier: pr2020043016. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8766 West, latitude 17.9671 North, depth = 15 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (36 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cayey, Naranjito. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days seven hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourteen 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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