A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.19 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.7908° West, latitude 17.9125° North, depth = 16.19 km. All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006bit. Unique identifier: usa0006bit. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 11:41:59 / January 6, 2020 @ 11:41 am. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:41:59 / 7:41 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria.
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one thousand and twenty-one, in the last 10 days one thousand and eighty, in the past 30 days one thousand and ninety-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-five 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: 9 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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