A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was detected at 06:54:25 / 6:54 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020080017, us70008cts. Id of event: pr2020080017. Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 10:54:25 / March 20, 2020 @ 10:54 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8416° West, 17.8755° North, depth 11 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Guayama, Cayey.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 9 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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