A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8035 West, latitude 18.0021 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:49:30 / 9:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 13:49:30 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:49 pm. Unique identifier: usa0006bpe. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bpe.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria, Dorado (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty-three, in the last 10 days one thousand and four, in the past 30 days one thousand and eighteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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