A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 02:03:18 / 2:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8396 West, latitude 17.9198 North, depth = 14 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 06:03:18 / March 20, 2020 @ 6:03 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020080010. Event ids that are associated: pr2020080010. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Guayama, Vega Alta. Epicenter of the event was 26 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 (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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