A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/02/20 / 2020-02-17 04:51:59 / February 17, 2020 @ 4:51 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007rn6. Id of event: us70007rn6. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:51:59 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8223° West, 17.9947° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Guayama, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days five hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 0 km WNW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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