A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.17 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020297003. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cbxw, pr2020297003. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8563° West, 17.9608° North, depth 11 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:15:35 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 08:15:35 / October 23, 2020 @ 8:15 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 26 km (16 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 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 Toa Alta, San Antonio, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days one hundred and two and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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