A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020078023. Unique identifier: pr2020078023. Global time and date of event 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 15:54:22 / March 18, 2020 @ 3:54 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:54:22 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.837 West, latitude 17.9956 North, depth = 10 km.
The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Toa Alta, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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