A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8426 West, latitude 17.8708 North, depth = 11 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:25:10 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020056001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020056001. Global time and date of event 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 00:25:10 / February 25, 2020 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 12 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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