A minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 04:28:04 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020078018. Id of event: pr2020078018. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7831 West, latitude 17.8876 North, depth = 7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 08:28:04 / March 18, 2020 @ 8:28 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Arroyo, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby 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 ten, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 12 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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