A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020088011. Id of event: pr2020088011. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8031° West, 17.9215° North, depth 9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:55:03 / 2:55 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 06:55:03 / March 28, 2020 @ 6:55 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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