A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was detected at 03:54:35 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.8383° West, 17.9085° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 07:54:35 / March 21, 2020 @ 7:54 am. Id of earthquake: pr2020081010. Event ids that are associated: pr2020081010.
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Naranjito, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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