A minor earthquake magnitude 3.15 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7805 West, latitude 17.976 North, depth = 16 km. Id of earthquake: pr2020036005. Event ids that are associated: us70007iu5, pr2020036005. The temblor was reported at 22:02:40 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 02:02:40 / February 5, 2020 @ 2:02 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-five, in the past 30 days one thousand and seventeen and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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