A minor earthquake magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.8343° West, latitude 17.9226° North, depth = 12 km. The temblor was reported at 06:03:51 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020045023, us70007pxl. Unique identifier: pr2020045023. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/02/20 / 2020-02-14 10:03:51 / February 14, 2020 @ 10:03 am.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra (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 eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-five, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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