A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020200024. Unique identifier: pr2020200024. The temblor was picked up at 22:01:42 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8875 West, latitude 17.9551 North, depth = 9 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 22:01:42 / July 18, 2020 @ 10:01 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-six, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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