A minor earthquake magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 3.08-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:34:31 / 11:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8351 West, latitude 17.9363 North, depth = 12 km. Event id: pr2020015000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020015000. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 03:34:31 / January 15, 2020 @ 3:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Ceiba, Cidra (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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