A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.95 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020141010. Id of event: pr2020141010. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:24:46 / 4:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7581 West, latitude 18.0121 North, depth = 14 km. Global time and date of event 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 20:24:46 / May 20, 2020 @ 8:24 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Guaynabo, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days two hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two thousand and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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