A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 18:16:37 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 22:16:37 / January 14, 2020 @ 10:16 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.8323° West, latitude 17.935° North, depth = 12 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020014022. Id of event: pr2020014022.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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