A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region. The temblor was detected at 12:43:28 / 12:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: usa0005z9d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0005z9d. Exact location, longitude -66.8152° West, latitude 17.8219° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 12:43:28 / January 11, 2020 @ 12:43 pm.
Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Comerío, Aguadilla. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and fourty-seven, in the last 10 days one thousand and three, in the past 30 days one thousand and fifty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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