A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/03/20 / 2020-03-11 09:42:06 / March 11, 2020 @ 9:42 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 05:42:06 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 16 km, -66.8266° West, 17.9783° North. Id of earthquake: pr2020071013. Event ids that are associated: pr2020071013.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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