A minor earthquake magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/20 / 2020-10-19 15:37:07 / October 19, 2020 @ 3:37 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020293009. Event ids that are associated: pr2020293009. The temblor was picked up at 15:37:07 / 3:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8456 West, latitude 17.9653 North, depth = 17 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 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). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, Toa Alta, San Antonio (min 5000 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 twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 4 km SW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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