A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Monday. The temblor was reported at 14:32:08 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/20 / 2020-03-02 18:32:08 / March 2, 2020 @ 6:32 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020062036. Unique identifier: pr2020062036. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8395 West, latitude 17.892 North, depth = 12 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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