A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.839 West, latitude 17.9433 North, depth = 12 km. The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:10:04 / 6:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 22:10:04 / February 22, 2020 @ 10:10 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020053045. Id of event: pr2020053045.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 5 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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