A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 11:51:12 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600086zd, pr2020060026. Id of event: pr2020060026. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 15:51:12 / February 29, 2020 @ 3:51 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8628 West, latitude 17.9103 North, depth = 11 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Vega Baja, Cayey. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 2 km ESE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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