A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008csy, pr2020069019. Id of event: pr2020069019. Exact location, longitude -66.8303° West, latitude 17.9485° North, depth = 17 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:40:15 / 4:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 20:40:15 / March 9, 2020 @ 8:40 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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