A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 18.31 km, -66.9129° West, 17.996° North. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.31 km (11 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 21:57:00 / March 20, 2020 @ 9:57 pm. The temblor was detected at 17:57:00 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70008d81. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008d81.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Cidra, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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