A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: us600086xl. Ids that are associated to the event: us600086xl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:48:23 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 13:48:23 / February 29, 2020 @ 1:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8583° West, 17.9151° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 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), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Cayey, Comerío (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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