A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: usa0006bq1. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bq1. The temblor was picked up at 11:00:25 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 15:00:25 / January 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7636 West, latitude 17.7697 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Manatí, Arecibo. Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty, in the last 10 days one thousand and seven, in the past 30 days one thousand and fourteen and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 25 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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