A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.823° West, 17.9548° North. Unique identifier: pr2020128019. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020128019. The temblor was picked up at 08:20:12 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/05/20 / 2020-05-07 12:20:12 / May 7, 2020 @ 12:20 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 4 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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