A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.8026° West, 17.8806° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020068015. Unique identifier: pr2020068015. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 07:01:51 / March 8, 2020 @ 7:01 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:01:51 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Cidra, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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