A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 07:55:54 / February 22, 2020 @ 7:55 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.857 West, latitude 17.9288 North, depth = 11 km. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:55:54 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020053020. Id of event: pr2020053020. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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