A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 14:08:23 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8313 West, latitude 17.9241 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 18:08:23 / January 16, 2020 @ 6:08 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007kf0. Unique identifier: us70007kf0.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six hundred and fourty-seven, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-four, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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