A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, Puerto Rico kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 14:10:00 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 14:10:00 / March 23, 2020 @ 2:10 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020083014. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020083014. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.6838° West, 18.0066° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Levittown, Guaynabo (min 5000 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 eighty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, six hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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