A minor earthquake magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 07:39:46 / 7:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 11:39:46 / February 12, 2020 @ 11:39 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7663° West, 17.9838° North, depth 10 km. Event id: us70007nrl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007nrl.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Guaynabo, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days seven hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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