A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.49 km (14 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8341° West, 17.9472° North, depth 22.49 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079c4. Id of event: us600079c4. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 17:52:36 / January 17, 2020 @ 5:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:52:36 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake 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), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-five, in the last 10 days three hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days five hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days six hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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