A minor earthquake magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/03/20 / 2020-03-11 07:07:41 / March 11, 2020 @ 7:07 am. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.8501° West, 17.9448° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020071010. Id of event: pr2020071010. The temblor was detected at 03:07:41 / 3:07 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 5 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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