A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 22:11:45 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bj75. Id of event: us6000bj75. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 22/08/20 / 2020-08-22 22:11:45 / August 22, 2020 @ 10:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.853° West, latitude 17.9575° North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 4 km ESE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
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