A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.45-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:21:18 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8276 West, latitude 17.967 North, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: pr2020058021. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020058021. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 12:21:18 / February 27, 2020 @ 12:21 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguas Buenas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas. The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and nine, in the past 30 days four hundred and eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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