A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 01:14:40 / March 18, 2020 @ 1:14 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8115° West, 17.9081° North, depth 13 km. The temblor was reported at 21:14:40 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020078002. Id of event: pr2020078002.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
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 sixty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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