A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:18:32 / 9:18 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020220006. Unique identifier: pr2020220006. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/08/20 / 2020-08-07 21:18:32 / August 7, 2020 @ 9:18 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8413 West, latitude 17.9756 North, depth = 14 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, San Antonio, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 3 km SW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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