A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 04:33:52 / 4:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 08:33:52 / March 20, 2020 @ 8:33 am. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020080014. Unique identifier: pr2020080014. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8068° West, 17.9258° North, depth 16 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16 km (10 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Ceiba (min 5000 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 nineteen, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 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. 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: 7 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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