A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 07/01/20 / 2020-01-07 20:04:50 / January 7, 2020 @ 8:04 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.34 km (14 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006bs9. Id of event: usa0006bs9. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:04:50 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7702 West, latitude 18.0112 North, depth = 22.34 km.
The epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas, Arroyo. Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one thousand and seven, in the last 10 days one thousand and ninety-five, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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