A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:55:22 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60007mg0. Event ids that are associated: us60007mg0. Exact location, longitude -66.8171° West, latitude 17.843° North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 00:55:22 / February 2, 2020 @ 12:55 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Isabela, Guayama. Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days nine hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days one thousand and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 16 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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