A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8716° West, 17.975° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 15:25:17 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 19:25:17 / March 25, 2020 @ 7:25 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020085029. Event ids that are associated: pr2020085029.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Cayey, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ninety-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 1 km E of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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