A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Global time and date of event 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 11:50:08 / February 16, 2020 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:50:08 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8463 West, latitude 17.9338 North, depth = 12 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020047014. Id of event: pr2020047014. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Vega Alta, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-nine, in the past 30 days five hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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