A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: usa0005za1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0005za1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 13:23:18 / January 11, 2020 @ 1:23 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8034° West, 17.8766° North. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:23:18 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Arroyo, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and fifty, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-three, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 13 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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