A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020055033. Id of event: pr2020055033. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.8318° West, 17.8666° North. Global time and date of event 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 20:51:37 / February 24, 2020 @ 8:51 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:51:37 / 4:51 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey. Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 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 eighteen, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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