A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7744 West, latitude 17.9104 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 00:57:44 / January 10, 2020 @ 12:57 am. Unique identifier: usa0006ca6. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0006ca6. The temblor was picked up at 20:57:44 / 8:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, Arroyo, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 20 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and fourty-five, in the last 10 days nine hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days nine hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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