A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 10:58:21 / February 17, 2020 @ 10:58 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8605 West, latitude 17.9616 North, depth = 14 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:58:21 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020048016. Event ids that are associated: pr2020048016.
Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Ceiba, Cayey. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days five hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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