A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Unique identifier: us60007dug. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020023008, us60007dug. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8003° West, 17.8994° North. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:33:56 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 14:33:56 / January 23, 2020 @ 2:33 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Caguas, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and thirty-eight, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days seven hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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