A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8105° West, 17.9614° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007k8w. Id of event: us70007k8w. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 00:41:31 / January 20, 2020 @ 12:41 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:41:31 / 8:41 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and ninety-three, in the last 10 days eight hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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