A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.19 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020064009. Unique identifier: pr2020064009. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 03:09:51 / March 4, 2020 @ 3:09 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8141° West, latitude 17.8563° North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was detected at 23:09:51 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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