A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/10/20 / 2020-10-22 22:37:31 / October 22, 2020 @ 10:37 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 22:37:31 / 10:37 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020296007. Unique identifier: pr2020296007. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8336° West, 17.9691° North, depth 11 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Toa Baja, Pájaros, Toa Alta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days one hundred and eight and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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