A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.08 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.819° West, 17.9321° North. The temblor was picked up at 08:39:04 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020065017. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020065017. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 12:39:04 / March 5, 2020 @ 12:39 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, Ceiba, Guayama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eighty, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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