A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8246 West, latitude 17.9803 North, depth = 17 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:44:20 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020013036. Unique identifier: pr2020013036. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/01/20 / 2020-01-13 03:44:20 / January 13, 2020 @ 3:44 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Pájaros, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 seventy-one, in the last 10 days four hundred and fourty-seven, in the past 30 days five hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 1 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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