A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 20:05:01 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 00:05:01 / March 22, 2020 @ 12:05 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8703° West, latitude 17.9648° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70008dtc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008dtc.
Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cayey, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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