A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8978 West, latitude 17.9786 North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/20 / 2020-04-07 18:37:59 / April 7, 2020 @ 6:37 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020098020. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020098020. The 3.09-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:37:59 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Ceiba, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 0 km W of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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