A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.809° West, latitude 17.8844° North, depth = 10 km. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:24:06 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 16:24:06 / January 7, 2020 @ 4:24 pm. Id of earthquake: usa0006bqp. Event ids that are associated: usa0006bqp. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Event epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby 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 Toa Alta, Arroyo, Ceiba.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine hundred and thirty-three, in the last 10 days one thousand and twelve, in the past 30 days one thousand and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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