A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 13 km, -66.8381° West, 17.9745° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 06:17:41 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020134013. Event ids that are associated: pr2020134013. Global time and date of event 13/05/20 / 2020-05-13 10:17:41 / May 13, 2020 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 2 km SW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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