A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 10:22:09 / January 18, 2020 @ 10:22 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8279 West, latitude 18.0382 North, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us600079yg. Event ids that are associated: us600079yg. The temblor was detected at 06:22:09 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days five hundred and seventy-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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