A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020064001. Id of event: pr2020064001. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8575 West, latitude 17.9568 North, depth = 11 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:33:04 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 00:33:04 / March 4, 2020 @ 12:33 am.
Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Naranjito.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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