A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Aguadilla in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000ar66. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000ar66. Exact location, longitude -67.703° West, latitude 18.8928° North, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/07/20 / 2020-07-19 08:58:04 / July 19, 2020 @ 8:58 am. The temblor was picked up at 08:58:04 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Moca (c. 5 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Aguada (c. 4 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Rincón (c. 1 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Moca, Punta Cana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop), Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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