A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020095018. Event ids that are associated: pr2020095018. The 2.86-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:03:14 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/04/20 / 2020-04-04 11:03:14 / April 4, 2020 @ 11:03 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8478° West, 17.9195° North, depth 11 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Vega Baja, Cayey. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eighty, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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