A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8398 West, latitude 17.933 North, depth = 14 km. Event id: pr2020086028. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020086028. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 23:43:08 / March 26, 2020 @ 11:43 pm. The 2.95-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:43:08 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Ceiba, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 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), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 7 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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