A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.8428° West, latitude 17.9338° North, depth = 12 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 00:26:17 / February 21, 2020 @ 12:26 am. The 3.08-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:26:17 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020052000. Id of event: pr2020052000.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Ceiba, Cidra (min 5000 pop). 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), 74 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).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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