A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:18:57 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7502° West, 18.0095° North, depth 10 km. Event id: us600079yv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079yv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 11:18:57 / January 18, 2020 @ 11:18 am.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Gurabo, San Lorenzo, San Juan. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days five hundred and seventy-three and in the last 365 days six hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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