A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:42:52 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.83° West, latitude 17.924° North, depth = 14 km. Event id: pr2020074013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020074013. Global time and date of event 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 06:42:52 / March 14, 2020 @ 6:42 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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