A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, Puerto Rico kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.7292° West, latitude 18.0105° North, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:23:05 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/20 / 2020-01-08 09:23:05 / January 8, 2020 @ 9:23 am. Id of earthquake: usa0006bya. Event ids that are associated: usa0006bya.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caguas, Guaynabo, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight hundred and fifty-one, in the last 10 days nine hundred and thirty-four, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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