A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 04:02:43 / May 18, 2020 @ 4:02 am. Exact location, longitude -66.808° West, latitude 17.955° North, depth = 10 km. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:02:43 / 12:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70009jd5. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009jd5.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 4 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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