A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 17:43:38 / 5:43 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 21:43:38 / January 14, 2020 @ 9:43 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8205° West, 17.953° North, depth 13 km. Unique identifier: pr2020014019. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020014019.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 4 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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