A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Monday. The 3.15-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:42:57 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Event id: pr2020090013. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020090013. Exact location, longitude -66.8341° West, latitude 17.9505° North, depth = 9 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/03/20 / 2020-03-30 16:42:57 / March 30, 2020 @ 4:42 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 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.
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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