A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.841 West, latitude 17.9485 North, depth = 9 km. Global time and date of event 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 23:56:23 / August 8, 2020 @ 11:56 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:56:23 / 11:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020221010. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bb9b, pr2020221010.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 25 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Toa Alta, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
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 twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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