A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 05:45:50 / March 21, 2020 @ 5:45 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020081007. Id of event: pr2020081007. The temblor was detected at 01:45:50 / 1:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8486 West, latitude 17.9216 North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days seventy-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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