A minor earthquake magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.7588° West, latitude 17.9725° North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The 2.96-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:33:22 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020150009. Event ids that are associated: pr2020150009. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 08:33:22 / May 29, 2020 @ 8:33 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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