A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2019363033. Id of event: pr2019363033. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/19 / 2019-12-29 11:26:44 / December 29, 2019 @ 11:26 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8258 West, latitude 17.9073 North, depth = 6 km. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:26:44 / 7:26 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 9 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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