A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 23:47:15 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 23:47:15 / July 18, 2020 @ 11:47 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8828° West, latitude 17.9495° North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us7000ar1e. Event ids that are associated: us7000ar1e.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 3 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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