A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020047007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020047007, us70007r8w. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 08:18:38 / February 16, 2020 @ 8:18 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7975 West, latitude 17.9256 North, depth = 7 km. The 2.82-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:18:38 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra. Event epicenter was 22 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days five hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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