A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: us70007ugg. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007ugg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8159 West, latitude 17.899 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 22:00:59 / February 21, 2020 @ 10:00 pm. The temblor was picked up at 18:00:59 / 6:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Cidra, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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