A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020015032. Id of event: pr2020015032. Exact location, longitude -66.8271° West, latitude 17.9715° North, depth = 14 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 04:40:49 / January 15, 2020 @ 4:40 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:40:49 / 12:40 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifty-seven, in the last 10 days five hundred and three, in the past 30 days five hundred and seventy-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and thirty-seven 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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