A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020014017. Id of event: pr2020014017. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.833° West, 17.975° North, depth 15 km. The 3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:40:06 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 19:40:06 / January 14, 2020 @ 7:40 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Toa Alta, San Antonio. 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-five, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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