A minor earthquake magnitude 3.58 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 14:35:54 / February 15, 2020 @ 2:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 3.58-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:35:54 / 9:35 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -67.6696° West, latitude 18.9481° North, depth = 28 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020046027. Id of event: pr2020046027.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Moca, Isabela, Aguada (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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