A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 17:27:53 / February 23, 2020 @ 5:27 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020054029. Unique identifier: pr2020054029. The epicenter was at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:27:53 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.7688° West, latitude 17.9115° North, depth = 4 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Candelaria Arenas, Dorado, Candelaria (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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