A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020052039. Id of event: pr2020052039. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:45:08 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8103 West, latitude 17.9296 North, depth = 9 km. Global time and date of event 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 21:45:08 / February 21, 2020 @ 9:45 pm UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 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). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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