A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Penuelas in Puerto Rico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007mt3. Unique identifier: us60007mt3. The temblor was detected at 11:40:23 / 11:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7166 West, latitude 18.0394 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 15:40:23 / February 2, 2020 @ 3:40 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juncos, Maunabo, Trujillo Alto. Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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