A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:18:35 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7956° West, 17.9511° North, depth 7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020012078. Unique identifier: pr2020012078. Global time and date of event 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 08:18:35 / January 12, 2020 @ 8:18 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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