A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 17:39:46 / February 29, 2020 @ 5:39 pm. Unique identifier: us6000870v. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000870v. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8237 West, latitude 17.9432 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:39:46 / 1:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Patillas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 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).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and sixty-nine 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.
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