A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 17:08:58 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020074034. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020074034. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7943 West, latitude 17.86 North, depth = 5 km. Global time and date of event 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 21:08:58 / March 14, 2020 @ 9:08 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Cidra, Isabela.
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 15 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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