A minor earthquake magnitude 3.44 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 22:48:55 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020039006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007ldg, pr2020039006. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8473° West, 17.9036° North, depth 14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 02:48:55 / February 8, 2020 @ 2:48 am.
The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Arroyo, Toa Alta.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, 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, one hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 4 km SW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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