A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.862 West, latitude 17.9503 North, depth = 9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020049018. Unique identifier: pr2020049018. The temblor was reported at 08:31:08 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 12:31:08 / February 18, 2020 @ 12:31 pm.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Naranjito. Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 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 one, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days five hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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