A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/20 / 2020-01-09 05:20:42 / January 9, 2020 @ 5:20 am. The 3.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:20:42 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: usa0006c4z. Unique identifier: usa0006c4z. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8284° West, 17.9642° North, depth 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). 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 Toa Baja, Pájaros, San Antonio.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and sixty-three, in the last 10 days one thousand and fifty-six, in the past 30 days one thousand and ninety-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 3 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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