A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bkx. Id of event: usa0006bkx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 21:24:32 / January 6, 2020 @ 9:24 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7838° West, 17.8519° North, depth 10 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:24:32 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Naranjito, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby 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 eight hundred and fourty-five, in the last 10 days nine hundred and four, in the past 30 days nine hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days nine hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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