A minor earthquake magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Lares in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Id of earthquake: pr2020198002. Event ids that are associated: pr2020198002. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.832° West, 18.2246° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 20:02:10 / July 16, 2020 @ 8:02 pm. The temblor was picked up at 20:02:10 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guaynabo, Aguas Buenas, Bayamón (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 thirty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, seven hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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