A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Santo Domingo in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -66.782° West, latitude 18.078° North, depth = 5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020098014. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020098014. The temblor was picked up at 09:06:20 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/04/20 / 2020-04-07 13:06:20 / April 7, 2020 @ 1:06 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levittown, Bayamón, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, eight hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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