A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.39 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 22/08/20 / 2020-08-22 13:21:35 / August 22, 2020 @ 1:21 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: pr2020235001. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bj1i, pr2020235001. The epicenter was at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:21:35 / 1:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8363 West, latitude 17.9666 North, depth = 15 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arroyo, Dorado, Campanilla. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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