A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 03:42:55 / March 14, 2020 @ 3:42 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020074007. Id of event: pr2020074007. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 23:42:55 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8103° West, 17.8813° North, depth 7 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Cidra, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 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), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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