A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.53 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8136 West, latitude 17.9141 North, depth = 7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 17:39:46 / February 29, 2020 @ 5:39 pm. The temblor was detected at 13:39:46 / 1:39 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020060029. Event ids that are associated: us6000870v, pr2020060029.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 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), 74 km (46 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Toa Baja, Campanilla (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventeen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 5 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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