A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7413 West, latitude 18.0158 North, depth = 5 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020018065. Event ids that are associated: pr2020018065. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:38:00 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 08:38:00 / January 18, 2020 @ 8:38 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Patillas, Guaynabo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty-one, in the last 10 days five hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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