A minor earthquake magnitude 2.91 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8038 West, latitude 17.8871 North, depth = 12 km. Global time and date of event 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 14:53:03 / February 9, 2020 @ 2:53 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020040031, us70007m34. Id of event: pr2020040031. The temblor was detected at 10:53:03 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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