A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The 3.04-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:37:03 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020012060. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020012060. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8396 West, latitude 17.9843 North, depth = 9 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 06:37:03 / January 12, 2020 @ 6:37 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Toa Alta, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and seventy, in the past 30 days four hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days five hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 2 km WSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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