A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.771° West, latitude 17.909° North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 18:54:23 / January 8, 2020 @ 6:54 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: usa0006c1n. Event ids that are associated: usa0006c1n. The temblor was picked up at 14:54:23 / 2:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Arroyo, Ceiba. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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-six, in the last 10 days one thousand and fourty-one, in the past 30 days one thousand and seventy-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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