A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.94 km (14 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8114 West, latitude 17.9865 North, depth = 22.94 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 20:46:23 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:46 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:46:23 / 4:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bsj. Id of event: usa0006bsj.
Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, Toa Alta, San Antonio (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one thousand and nine, in the last 10 days one thousand and ninety-eight, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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