A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8406 West, latitude 17.9338 North, depth = 14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020045022. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020045022, us70007pyz. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/20 / 2020-02-14 12:12:42 / February 14, 2020 @ 12:12 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:12:42 / 8:12 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Ceiba, 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 eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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