A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7588 West, latitude 17.9721 North, depth = 12 km. Unique identifier: pr2020194002. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000am86, pr2020194002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/07/20 / 2020-07-12 08:24:42 / July 12, 2020 @ 8:24 am. The 3.07-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:24:42 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter 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), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Patillas, Ingenio, Aguas Buenas.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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