A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:17:46 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 04:17:46 / March 3, 2020 @ 4:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8229 West, latitude 17.9083 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us600088e3. Unique identifier: us600088e3.
Epicenter of the event was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Cidra, Guayama. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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