A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.7708° West, latitude 17.9821° North, depth = 15 km. The 3.05-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:04:51 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020033011. Id of event: pr2020033011. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 05:04:51 / February 2, 2020 @ 5:04 am.
Event epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days nine hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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