A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Estancias de Florida in Puerto Rico on Friday. The 3.16-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:37:57 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/04/20 / 2020-04-10 06:37:57 / April 10, 2020 @ 6:37 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6021° West, 18.3313° North, depth 125 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 125 km (78 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020101007. Id of event: pr2020101007.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Piedras, Loíza, San Isidro (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 four, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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