A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:19:04 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8645° West, latitude 17.9015° North, depth = 15 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020044012. Event ids that are associated: pr2020044012. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 09:19:04 / February 13, 2020 @ 9:19 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Cayey, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-four, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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