A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event id: usa0005zar. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0005zar. The temblor was picked up at 10:05:28 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8124 West, latitude 17.9284 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 14:05:28 / January 11, 2020 @ 2:05 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria (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), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and fourty-seven, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 7 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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