A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:44:49 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us600088r4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600088r4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8192° West, 17.9158° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 16:44:49 / March 3, 2020 @ 4:44 pm.
The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 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). Close 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 Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra.
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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