A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: usa0006c1h. Event ids that are associated: usa0006c1h. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:32:46 / 2:32 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 18:32:46 / January 8, 2020 @ 6:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7692° West, 17.9444° North, depth 10 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, Arroyo, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and sixty-nine, in the last 10 days one thousand and fourty-one, in the past 30 days one thousand and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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