A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Santo Domingo in Puerto Rico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 24/01/20 / 2020-01-24 11:36:23 / January 24, 2020 @ 11:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.7558° West, latitude 18.0396° North, depth = 8 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020024022. Unique identifier: pr2020024022. The 2.81-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:36:23 / 7:36 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Levittown, Bayamón. Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-eight, in the last 10 days four hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days eight hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days nine hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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