A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 08:52:26 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 12:52:26 / March 25, 2020 @ 12:52 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8631 West, latitude 17.936 North, depth = 11 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020085018. Id of event: pr2020085018.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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