A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8408° West, 17.994° North, depth 11 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:13:50 / 9:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/04/20 / 2020-04-08 01:13:50 / April 8, 2020 @ 1:13 am. Id of earthquake: pr2020099003. Event ids that are associated: pr2020099003, us70008r9f.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Guayama, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 1 km NNE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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