A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020017026. Id of event: pr2020017026. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:25:50 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 01:25:50 / January 17, 2020 @ 1:25 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.871° West, 17.7838° North, depth 5 km.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quebradillas, Aibonito, Ciales (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-one, in the last 10 days five hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days six hundred and seventy-four and in the last 365 days seven hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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