A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.63 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7623 West, latitude 17.9941 North, depth = 13 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020206000. Event ids that are associated: us6000b33b, pr2020206000. The 3.63-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:13:25 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 00:13:25 / July 24, 2020 @ 12:13 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop). Nearby 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 Cataño, Caguas, Guaynabo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days two thousand, four hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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