A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:20:38 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8591 West, latitude 17.9541 North, depth = 15 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/20 / 2020-05-30 17:20:38 / May 30, 2020 @ 5:20 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020151008. Event ids that are associated: pr2020151008.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 27 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), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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