A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020160004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020160004. The temblor was detected at 08:58:16 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8756 West, latitude 17.9271 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/06/20 / 2020-06-08 08:58:16 / June 8, 2020 @ 8:58 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Naranjito, Cayey. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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