A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. Global time and date of event 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 12:18:20 / January 24, 2020 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 08:18:20 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8461 West, latitude 17.9401 North, depth = 13 km. Unique identifier: pr2020024027. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020024027. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 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). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-seven, in the last 10 days four hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days eight hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days eight hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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