A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Carrizales in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:23:50 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020060019. Id of event: pr2020060019. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7406 West, latitude 18.9036 North, depth = 62 km. Global time and date of event 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 11:23:50 / February 29, 2020 @ 11:23 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Manatí (c. 16 100 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jayuya, Levittown, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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