A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8255 West, latitude 17.9695 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:18:19 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020056000. Id of event: pr2020056000. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/20 / 2020-02-25 00:18:19 / February 25, 2020 @ 12:18 am.
The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 2 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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