A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020135002. Id of event: pr2020135002. The temblor was picked up at 06:40:49 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8668 West, latitude 17.911 North, depth = 12 km. Global time and date of event 14/05/20 / 2020-05-14 10:40:49 / May 14, 2020 @ 10:40 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Vega Baja, Cayey. Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eight, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 7 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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