A minor earthquake magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 3.23-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:03:57 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020055017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020055017. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 09:03:57 / February 24, 2020 @ 9:03 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8683 West, latitude 17.9995 North, depth = 14 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, Guayama, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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