A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Esperanza in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 08:24:34 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -65.189° West, 17.8746° North, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 12:24:34 / January 24, 2020 @ 12:24 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007emw. Id of event: us60007emw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Saint Croix (c. 50 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Fajardo (c. 34 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Humacao (c. 20 400 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Isabel Segunda (c. 9 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Maunabo, Yabucoa, Humacao (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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