A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8111 West, latitude 18.0642 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 23:50:57 / February 8, 2020 @ 11:50 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us70007lta. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007lta. The 3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:50:57 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Aguas Buenas, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-three, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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