A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 07:52:47 / March 8, 2020 @ 7:52 am UTC/GMT. The 3.14-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:52:47 / 3:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8191 West, latitude 17.9248 North, depth = 12 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020068017. Unique identifier: pr2020068017.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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