A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:40:18 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8093° West, latitude 18.0023° North, depth = 15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/08/20 / 2020-08-25 22:40:18 / August 25, 2020 @ 10:40 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020238012. Unique identifier: pr2020238012.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Arroyo, Ingenio. Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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