A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 09:32:36 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bp8. Unique identifier: usa0006bp8. Exact location, longitude -66.801° West, latitude 17.922° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 13:32:36 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:32 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty-two, in the last 10 days one thousand and two, in the past 30 days one thousand and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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