A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:08:05 / 5:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 21:08:05 / January 15, 2020 @ 9:08 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700070he, pr2020015016. Id of event: pr2020015016. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8328° West, 17.9488° North, depth 12 km.
Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 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), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days three hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days four hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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