A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.7888° West, latitude 17.9035° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: pr2020056004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020056004. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 01:12:45 / February 25, 2020 @ 1:12 am. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:12:45 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Arroyo, Ceiba (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 10 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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