A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020091010. Unique identifier: pr2020091010. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:11:09 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 09:11:09 / March 31, 2020 @ 9:11 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8391 West, latitude 17.8931 North, depth = 12 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Cidra, Vega Baja. Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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