A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was detected at 08:15:35 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8106° West, 17.9662° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us6000cbxw. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cbxw. Global time and date of event 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 08:15:35 / October 23, 2020 @ 8:15 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas, Ingenio (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and sixty-five 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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