A minor earthquake magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Maricao in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.9458° West, latitude 18.142° North, depth = 21 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008e9k, pr2020082020. Id of event: pr2020082020. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21 km (13 miles). The 2.95-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:34:46 / 7:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/03/20 / 2020-03-22 23:34:46 / March 22, 2020 @ 11:34 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, Comerío, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 38 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km S of Maricao, Puerto Rico.
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