A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8128 West, latitude 17.9355 North, depth = 8 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020012014. Event ids that are associated: pr2020012014. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:01:02 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 21:01:02 / January 12, 2020 @ 9:01 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 6 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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