A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 15:05:39 / January 11, 2020 @ 3:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.8246° West, latitude 17.8917° North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:05:39 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: usa0005zc2. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0005zc2.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and fourty-nine, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 11 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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