A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 15:50:53 / 3:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 19:50:53 / January 19, 2020 @ 7:50 pm. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.7605° West, 18.0113° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020019049. Id of event: pr2020019049.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-seven, in the last 10 days five hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days eight hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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