A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 07:14:05 / 7:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8399° West, 17.9947° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 11:14:05 / February 8, 2020 @ 11:14 am. Unique identifier: us70007lhn. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007lhn.
Epicenter of the event 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), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Guayama, Toa Alta. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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