A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8069° West, 17.9074° North, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 12:36:19 / January 8, 2020 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:36:19 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: usa0006bzh. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bzh.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 23 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty-two, in the last 10 days one thousand and fifty-six, in the past 30 days one thousand and ninety-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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