A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8408 West, latitude 17.939 North, depth = 12 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 03:20:07 / March 26, 2020 @ 3:20 am. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:20:07 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020086006. Event ids that are associated: pr2020086006.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Ceiba, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 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 eleven, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and sixty-two 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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