A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Tierras Nuevas Poniente in Puerto Rico on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 01:57:40 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020115005. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020115005. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/20 / 2020-04-24 05:57:40 / April 24, 2020 @ 5:57 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.4928° West, latitude 19.08° North, depth = 31 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Cataño (c. 28 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Toa Alta, Candelaria (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days seven hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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