A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:48:07 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: usa0006c8r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006c8r. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 18:48:07 / January 9, 2020 @ 6:48 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7805° West, 17.8871° North, depth 10 km.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Arroyo, Vega Alta. Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and fourty-one, in the last 10 days one thousand and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days one thousand and ninety-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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