A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 02:47:52 / January 17, 2020 @ 2:47 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8197 West, latitude 17.8636 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was picked up at 22:47:52 / 10:47 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us700071fp. Event ids that are associated: us700071fp.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Naranjito. Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days four hundred and eleven, in the past 30 days five hundred and nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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