A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 12:24:50 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: usa000601a. Event ids that are associated: usa000601a. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 16:24:50 / January 12, 2020 @ 4:24 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8307 West, latitude 18.0135 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Aguas Buenas, Ingenio (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and fifty-eight, in the last 10 days nine hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days one thousand and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 2 km NNW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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