A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bpf. Unique identifier: usa0006bpf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7727° West, 18.0096° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 13:53:01 / January 7, 2020 @ 1:53 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:53:01 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguas Buenas, Arroyo, Ingenio. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and fourty, in the last 10 days one thousand and ten, in the past 30 days one thousand and twenty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 0 km SSW of Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico.
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