A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region. Event id: pr2020218001. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020218001. Global time and date of event 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 15:58:49 / August 5, 2020 @ 3:58 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:58:49 / 3:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8906 West, latitude 17.993 North, depth = 11 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Ceiba, Vega Alta. Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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