A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:37:57 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/20 / 2020-01-31 12:37:57 / January 31, 2020 @ 12:37 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020031025. Event ids that are associated: pr2020031025. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8261 West, latitude 17.8828 North, depth = 9 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Guayama, Cayey (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days nine hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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