A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020055007. Id of event: pr2020055007. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 03:38:31 / February 24, 2020 @ 3:38 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:38:31 / 11:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8461 West, latitude 17.9031 North, depth = 14 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Cidra, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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