A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:52:10 / 7:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 23:52:10 / March 3, 2020 @ 11:52 pm. Event id: pr2020063036. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020063036. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8453 West, latitude 17.9531 North, depth = 9 km.
Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama. Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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