A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 16:56:51 / February 16, 2020 @ 4:56 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020047025. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020047025, us70007rda. The temblor was picked up at 12:56:51 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8318 West, latitude 17.94 North, depth = 12 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Ceiba, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seventy-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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