A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 07:15:21 / March 20, 2020 @ 7:15 am. Exact location, longitude -66.7953° West, latitude 17.8716° North, depth = 13 km. Event id: pr2020080013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020080013. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:15:21 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Naranjito, Cidra. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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: 13 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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