A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event id: us700071k9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700071k9. Global time and date of event 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 09:49:38 / January 17, 2020 @ 9:49 am UTC/GMT. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:49:38 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8418° West, latitude 17.9257° North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Pájaros, San Antonio. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, in the last 10 days four hundred and four, in the past 30 days five hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days five hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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