A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:06:02 / 5:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020078032, us70008bun. Id of event: pr2020078032. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8295 West, latitude 17.9188 North, depth = 9 km. Global time and date of event 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 21:06:02 / March 18, 2020 @ 9:06 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Guayama, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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