A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.7973° West, 17.8618° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 21:01:52 / March 3, 2020 @ 9:01 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 17:01:52 / 5:01 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020063034. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020063034.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arroyo, Vega Alta, Vega Baja. Epicenter of the event was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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