A minor earthquake magnitude 3.27 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 05:40:09 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 6 km, -66.8215° West, 17.9066° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000be7f, pr2020241003. Id of event: pr2020241003. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 05:40:09 / August 28, 2020 @ 5:40 am.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pájaros, San Antonio, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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