A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Id of earthquake: pr2020054023. Event ids that are associated: pr2020054023. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 15:00:50 / February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:00:50 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7718 West, latitude 17.9536 North, depth = 8 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria. Event epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (38 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 seven, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 6 km SE of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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