A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020083016. Unique identifier: pr2020083016. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 18:16:21 / March 23, 2020 @ 6:16 pm. The 3.11-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:16:21 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8421° West, latitude 17.9273° North, depth = 9 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 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 Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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