A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.8285° West, 17.9311° North. Unique identifier: pr2020018081. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020018081. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:56:03 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 20:56:03 / January 18, 2020 @ 8:56 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-six, in the last 10 days five hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and thirty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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