A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008ckr. Unique identifier: us70008ckr. The temblor was detected at 20:30:16 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8144 West, latitude 17.959 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 20/03/20 / 2020-03-20 00:30:16 / March 20, 2020 @ 12:30 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Patillas, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, 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 ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 3 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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