A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.833° West, 17.9331° North, depth 14 km. Global time and date of event 26/01/20 / 2020-01-26 11:05:00 / January 26, 2020 @ 11:05 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 07:05:00 / 7:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020026022. Event ids that are associated: pr2020026022.
The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 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). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days nine hundred and five 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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