A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.8241° West, 18.0026° North. The temblor was picked up at 18:15:33 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020052043. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020052043, us70007ugu. Global time and date of event 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 22:15:33 / February 21, 2020 @ 10:15 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Baja, Pájaros, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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