A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.11 km (10 miles). Unique identifier: us70008bun. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008bun. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 21:06:02 / March 18, 2020 @ 9:06 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8352 West, latitude 17.9452 North, depth = 16.11 km. The temblor was reported at 17:06:02 / 5:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 5 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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