A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Id of earthquake: pr2020053017. Event ids that are associated: pr2020053017. The temblor was picked up at 01:38:35 / 1:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8205° West, latitude 17.9071° North, depth = 13 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 05:38:35 / February 22, 2020 @ 5:38 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Cidra, Guayama (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and five, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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