A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) strikes 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 31/03/20 / 2020-03-31 12:50:55 / March 31, 2020 @ 12:50 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8019° West, 17.9576° North, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us70008j6k. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008j6k. The temblor was picked up at 08:50:55 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Campanilla, Toa Baja, Arroyo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days seventy-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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