A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event id: pr2020016013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020016013. The epicenter was at a depth of 16 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.831 West, latitude 17.976 North, depth = 16 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 16:52:51 / January 16, 2020 @ 4:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 12:52:51 / 12:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, Toa Alta, San Antonio. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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