A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 11:31:47 / March 25, 2020 @ 11:31 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020085017. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020085017. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:31:47 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.802 West, latitude 17.919 North, depth = 12 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 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 thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 8 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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