A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.18 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.8176° West, 17.9093° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 16:44:41 / March 20, 2020 @ 4:44 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 12:44:41 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020080024. Id of event: pr2020080024.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Alta, Arroyo, Ceiba. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, five hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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