A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8211 West, latitude 17.9875 North, depth = 14 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020084017. Unique identifier: pr2020084017. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:05:45 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 16:05:45 / March 24, 2020 @ 4:05 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Campanilla, Toa Baja (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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