A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Event id: usa0005zbu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0005zbu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8303° West, latitude 17.8962° North, depth = 10 km. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:54:33 / 10:54 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 14:54:33 / January 11, 2020 @ 2:54 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 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), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and fourty-nine, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-five, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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