A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020055020. Unique identifier: pr2020055020. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8098 West, latitude 17.9333 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.22-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:20:18 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 10:20:18 / February 24, 2020 @ 10:20 am.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arroyo, Pájaros, San Antonio.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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