A minor earthquake magnitude 3.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.7763° West, latitude 17.9228° North, depth = 7 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 19:05:33 / October 6, 2020 @ 7:05 pm. The temblor was picked up at 19:05:33 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020280012. Id of event: pr2020280012.
Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Patillas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty, in the past 30 days one hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and ten 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. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 9 km SSE of Indios, Puerto Rico.
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