A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 07:37:09 / January 12, 2020 @ 7:37 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0005ztb. Id of event: usa0005ztb. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8419° West, 17.9916° North, depth 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:37:09 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Dorado, Campanilla, Toa Baja (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and seventy-eight, in the last 10 days one thousand and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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