A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 19:26:38 / January 8, 2020 @ 7:26 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8259° West, 17.8998° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:26:38 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: usa0006c1u. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0006c1u.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Vega Baja, Guayama. The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and sixty-four, in the last 10 days one thousand and fourty-two, in the past 30 days one thousand and seventy-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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