A minor earthquake magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700071pa, pr2020017073. Id of event: pr2020017073. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 15:01:06 / January 17, 2020 @ 3:01 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:01:06 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.7843° West, latitude 17.9213° North, depth = 7 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seventy-nine, in the last 10 days five hundred and fifty-five, in the past 30 days seven hundred and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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