A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 03:48:36 / July 24, 2020 @ 3:48 am. Exact location, longitude -67.0565° West, latitude 17.9375° North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:48:36 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Event id: pr2020206001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020206001.
Earthquake epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orocovis, Ciales, Coamo.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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