A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006ce1. Id of event: usa0006ce1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 13:16:42 / January 10, 2020 @ 1:16 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.7611° West, latitude 18.0316° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 09:16:42 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Bayamón, Sabana Seca. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and sixty-eight, in the last 10 days one thousand and ten, in the past 30 days one thousand and fifty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 1 km NNE of Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico.
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