A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: pr2020267007. Event ids that are associated: pr2020267007. The 3.37-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:30:44 / 5:30 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 05:30:44 / September 23, 2020 @ 5:30 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1176 West, latitude 17.9261 North, depth = 9 km.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Florida, Estancias de Florida, Santa Isabel. Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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