A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 04:47:36 / January 16, 2020 @ 4:47 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:47:36 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8356° West, 17.9293° North, depth 11 km. Unique identifier: pr2020016042. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020016042.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 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 sixty-one, in the last 10 days five hundred and fourty-eight, in the past 30 days six hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days six hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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