A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8148 West, latitude 17.927 North, depth = 11 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020174013. Id of event: pr2020174013. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/06/20 / 2020-06-22 17:38:50 / June 22, 2020 @ 5:38 pm. The temblor was picked up at 17:38:50 / 5:38 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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