A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 00:18:12 / 12:18 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/03/20 / 2020-03-25 04:18:12 / March 25, 2020 @ 4:18 am. Unique identifier: pr2020085008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020085008. Exact location of event, longitude -66.835 West, latitude 17.8965 North, depth = 15 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra (min 5000 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days ninety-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 10 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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