A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.37 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Lajas in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020053006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020053006, us70007uly. The temblor was detected at 23:02:22 / 11:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0723 West, latitude 18.0138 North, depth = 16 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/02/20 / 2020-02-22 03:02:22 / February 22, 2020 @ 3:02 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salinas, Morovis, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days four hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, four hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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