A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/04/20 / 2020-04-05 16:39:45 / April 5, 2020 @ 4:39 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020096040. Id of event: pr2020096040. The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8705° West, latitude 17.9515° North, depth = 15 km. The temblor was detected at 12:39:45 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Naranjito, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 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 eighteen, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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