A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: pr2020050024. Event ids that are associated: pr2020050024. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:26:31 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.836° West, 17.9166° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 16:26:31 / February 19, 2020 @ 4:26 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Cidra, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days four hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourty-seven 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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