A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8441° West, 17.9807° North, depth 5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 02:21:23 / January 12, 2020 @ 2:21 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:21:23 / 10:21 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: usa0005zng. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0005zng. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and fifty-nine, in the last 10 days nine hundred and seven, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 3 km WSW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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