A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.26 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020144014. Event ids that are associated: pr2020144014, us70009p28. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 10:00:01 / May 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.8516° West, 17.8861° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 3.26-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:00:01 / 6:00 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two thousand and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 10 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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