A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7543° West, 18.0101° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:12:27 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020023004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020023004. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 10:12:27 / January 23, 2020 @ 10:12 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days seven hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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