A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 22:51:43 / 10:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8035 West, latitude 17.8935 North, depth = 9 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Event id: pr2020026003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007g5e, pr2020026003. Global time and date of event 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 02:51:43 / January 26, 2020 @ 2:51 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Vega Baja. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days three hundred, in the past 30 days seven hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days eight hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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