A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8281 West, latitude 17.9516 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: pr2020016005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020016005, us700070r3. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:28:48 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 06:28:48 / January 16, 2020 @ 6:28 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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