A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:05:51 / 5:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8106° West, latitude 17.8495° North, depth = 7 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 21:05:51 / March 16, 2020 @ 9:05 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020076027. Event ids that are associated: pr2020076027.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Cidra, Isabela. Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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