A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/20 / 2020-03-27 10:31:46 / March 27, 2020 @ 10:31 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8343 West, latitude 17.9286 North, depth = 9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:31:46 / 6:31 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020087010. Event ids that are associated: pr2020087010.
Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra. 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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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