A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.21 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -66.844° West, latitude 17.98° North, depth = 13 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 18:38:20 / March 8, 2020 @ 6:38 pm. The 3.21-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:38:20 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020068043. Unique identifier: pr2020068043.
Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Pájaros, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days three hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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