A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ahq6. Id of event: us6000ahq6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:41:50 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 08:41:50 / June 24, 2020 @ 8:41 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8372 West, latitude 17.9616 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). 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).
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 fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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