A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was reported 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 22:48:56 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 02:48:56 / February 8, 2020 @ 2:48 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007ldg. Unique identifier: us70007ldg. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8472 West, latitude 17.9684 North, depth = 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km SW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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