A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 19:18:02 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020069023. Id of event: pr2020069023. Exact location of event, depth 11 km, -66.839° West, 17.928° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 23:18:02 / March 9, 2020 @ 11:18 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 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).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirty-three 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: 7 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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