A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 07:06:21 / May 16, 2020 @ 7:06 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8396° West, latitude 17.9298° North, depth = 15 km. The 2.99-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:06:21 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020137009. Event ids that are associated: pr2020137009.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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