A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 08:40:59 / 8:40 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000apht. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000apht. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7884 West, latitude 17.8242 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 08:40:59 / July 16, 2020 @ 8:40 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Corozal, Rincón. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 19 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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