A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:34:45 / 4:34 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 08:34:45 / February 20, 2020 @ 8:34 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8473° West, 17.9361° North, depth 9 km. Event id: pr2020051011. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020051011.
Epicenter of the event 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). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 6 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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