A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 18:42:23 / January 7, 2020 @ 6:42 pm. Unique identifier: usa0006brn. Ids that are associated to the event: usa0006brn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.16 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7946 West, latitude 17.8715 North, depth = 15.16 km. The temblor was reported at 14:42:23 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 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). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Arroyo, Vega Alta.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one thousand and seven, in the last 10 days one thousand and ninety-four, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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