A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us60008hgf. Event ids that are associated: us60008hgf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8069 West, latitude 17.9873 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 22:21:51 / March 17, 2020 @ 10:21 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:21:51 / 6:21 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Campanilla, Toa Baja, Pájaros. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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 ten, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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