A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.7533° West, 17.9876° North, depth 12 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/06/20 / 2020-06-15 09:16:13 / June 15, 2020 @ 9:16 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:16:13 / 9:16 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020167016. Unique identifier: pr2020167016.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ingenio, Aguas Buenas, Candelaria Arenas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
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 fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, one hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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