A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:34:57 / 1:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 17:34:57 / January 15, 2020 @ 5:34 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020015068. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020015068. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.772 West, latitude 17.9338 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Baja, Campanilla, Pájaros.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fifty-nine, in the last 10 days five hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days five hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 8 km SE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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