A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.01 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 3.01-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:17:17 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.822° West, 17.9715° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: pr2020240006. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020240006. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/08/20 / 2020-08-27 12:17:17 / August 27, 2020 @ 12:17 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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