A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/10/20 / 2020-10-16 18:34:14 / October 16, 2020 @ 6:34 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020290011. Unique identifier: pr2020290011. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8513 West, latitude 17.9636 North, depth = 17 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:34:14 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Toa Alta, San Antonio (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km ESE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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