A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8179 West, latitude 17.983 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:08:05 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 13:08:05 / March 31, 2020 @ 1:08 pm. Unique identifier: us70008j6u. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008j6u.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dorado, Campanilla, Toa Baja. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and ten 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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