A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.04 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8303 West, latitude 17.928 North, depth = 13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008c9x, pr2020079025. Id of event: pr2020079025. The temblor was picked up at 12:46:52 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 16:46:52 / March 19, 2020 @ 4:46 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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