A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.828° West, latitude 17.9423° North, depth = 11 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 09:49:38 / January 17, 2020 @ 9:49 am. The temblor was detected at 05:49:38 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us700071k9, pr2020017050. Unique identifier: pr2020017050.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, Guayama, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-three, in the last 10 days five hundred and seventy-eight, in the past 30 days six hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fifty-one 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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