A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008cku. Id of event: us70008cku. The 3.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:31:58 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 00:31:58 / March 20, 2020 @ 12:31 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8121 West, latitude 17.8818 North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Alta, Arroyo, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fifty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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