A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.58 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8776 West, latitude 17.9743 North, depth = 13 km. Unique identifier: pr2020044000. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007p3k, pr2020044000. The 3.58-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:13:17 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 00:13:17 / February 13, 2020 @ 12:13 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Candelaria, Dorado, Campanilla (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-five, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km ESE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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