A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.84 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 04:18:17 / August 5, 2020 @ 4:18 am. The 2.84-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:18:17 / 4:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8093° West, 17.9595° North, depth 13 km. Event id: pr2020218007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b9in, pr2020218007.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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