A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 04:48:40 / February 12, 2020 @ 4:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 00:48:40 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8735° West, 18.0072° North, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007nlc. Id of event: us70007nlc.
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Bayamón, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 six, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-six, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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