A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 11:43:31 / 11:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.843 West, latitude 17.9242 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70007kby. Event ids that are associated: us70007kby. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 15:43:31 / February 1, 2020 @ 3:43 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Vega Baja.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred, in the last 10 days four hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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: 7 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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