A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 18:24:11 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 22:24:11 / May 23, 2020 @ 10:24 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). Event id: pr2020144023. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020144023, us70009p8d. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8773 West, latitude 17.9346 North, depth = 15 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cidra, Ceiba, Vega Alta (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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