A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: us600086zd. Ids that are associated to the event: us600086zd. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:51:13 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8645 West, latitude 17.9703 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 15:51:13 / February 29, 2020 @ 3:51 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Guayama. Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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