A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/05/20 / 2020-05-12 03:16:12 / May 12, 2020 @ 3:16 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8186 West, latitude 17.9378 North, depth = 11 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020133004. Unique identifier: pr2020133004. The temblor was picked up at 23:16:12 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Ceiba (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (38 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). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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