A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.09 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020081014. Unique identifier: pr2020081014. Global time and date of event 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 11:32:42 / March 21, 2020 @ 11:32 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 07:32:42 / 7:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8315 West, latitude 17.96 North, depth = 15 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 3 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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