A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 16:33:29 / February 16, 2020 @ 4:33 pm. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:33:29 / 12:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8671 West, latitude 17.9101 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020047024. Event ids that are associated: pr2020047024. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Vega Baja, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-nine, in the past 30 days five hundred and seventy-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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