A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 00:05:00 / March 22, 2020 @ 12:05 am. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:05:00 / 8:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8621 West, latitude 17.9578 North, depth = 13 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020082000, us70008dtc. Unique identifier: pr2020082000.
The epicenter was 27 km (17 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), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 2 km SE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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