A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. Id of earthquake: pr2020073015. Event ids that are associated: pr2020073015. Exact location of earthquake, -66.813° West, 17.9556° North, depth 11 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/20 / 2020-03-13 13:25:20 / March 13, 2020 @ 1:25 pm. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:25:20 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter).
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 San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama. Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (39 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 one, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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