A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 08:20:59 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:20 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006blv. Id of event: usa0006blv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:20:59 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7962 West, latitude 17.8822 North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Cidra. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one thousand and twenty-seven, in the last 10 days one thousand and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days one thousand and ninety-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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