A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.32 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020080000. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008ckr, pr2020080000. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 00:30:16 / March 20, 2020 @ 12:30 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:30:16 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8336 West, latitude 17.9253 North, depth = 13 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Pájaros, San Antonio.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fifty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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