A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.754° West, latitude 18.0282° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 06:30:44 / 6:30 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: usa0005z74. Event ids that are associated: usa0005z74. Global time and date of event 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 10:30:44 / January 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Levittown, Bayamón. Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and eighty-eight, in the last 10 days one thousand and sixty-two, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 1 km NE of Magas Arriba, Puerto Rico.
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