A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The 3.02-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:12:09 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.864 West, latitude 17.9506 North, depth = 9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 04:12:09 / March 21, 2020 @ 4:12 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020081005. Id of event: pr2020081005. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 4 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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