A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8233 West, latitude 17.819 North, depth = 4 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:56:02 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020049019. Id of event: pr2020049019. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 13:56:02 / February 18, 2020 @ 1:56 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comerío, Cayey, Barceloneta. Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days five hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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