A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 11:39:46 / February 12, 2020 @ 11:39 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.7526° West, latitude 17.9593° North, depth = 13 km. The temblor was detected at 07:39:46 / 7:39 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020043012. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007nrl, pr2020043012. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Bayamón, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 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 eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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