A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 3.02-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:09:12 / 2:09 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 06:09:12 / March 16, 2020 @ 6:09 am. Exact location of event, depth 17 km, -66.8313° West, 17.9596° North. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020076006. Unique identifier: pr2020076006. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama (min 5000 pop). 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), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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