A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.7658° West, 17.9386° North, depth 5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007txj, pr2020051031. Id of event: pr2020051031. The temblor was reported at 19:59:40 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/02/20 / 2020-02-20 23:59:40 / February 20, 2020 @ 11:59 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Ingenio, Patillas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days four hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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