A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007r8w. Unique identifier: us70007r8w. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 08:18:37 / February 16, 2020 @ 8:18 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:18:37 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.7904° West, latitude 17.8819° North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 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). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-nine, in the past 30 days five hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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