A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.828° West, 17.9992° North. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:46:37 / 1:46 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: usa0005zs2. Event ids that are associated: usa0005zs2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 05:46:37 / January 12, 2020 @ 5:46 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Guayama, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 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).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and sixty-five, in the last 10 days one thousand and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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