A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Id of earthquake: usa0005zne. Event ids that are associated: usa0005zne. Exact location, longitude -66.8349° West, latitude 17.8981° North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 22:05:24 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 02:05:24 / January 12, 2020 @ 2:05 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Guayama, Naranjito. Event epicenter was 27 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and fifty-nine, in the last 10 days nine hundred and six, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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