A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8058 West, latitude 17.8755 North, depth = 6 km. Global time and date of event 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 07:54:49 / February 3, 2020 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:54:49 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020034019. Id of event: pr2020034019.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Arroyo, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-two, in the past 30 days nine hundred and seventy-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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