A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr16002000. Event ids that are associated: pr16002000. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.7714° West, latitude 17.912° North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 21:48:45 / 9:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 01:48:45 / January 2, 2016 @ 1:48 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Arroyo, Ceiba. Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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