A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007s5n. Id of event: us70007s5n. The temblor was detected at 20:48:38 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 00:48:38 / February 18, 2020 @ 12:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8064 West, latitude 17.8696 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Cidra, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-five, in the past 30 days five hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 13 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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