A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 05/04/20 / 2020-04-05 18:33:01 / April 5, 2020 @ 6:33 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:33:01 / 2:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.839 West, latitude 17.9353 North, depth = 12 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020096037. Id of event: pr2020096037.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama. The epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 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 seventeen, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, seven hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 6 km SSW of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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