A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020218000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020218000. The temblor was detected at 08:36:32 / 8:36 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 08:36:32 / August 5, 2020 @ 8:36 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8083° West, latitude 17.9705° North, depth = 14 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Campanilla, Toa Baja (min 5000 pop). 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. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and thirty-nine 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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