A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b34n, pr2020206005. Id of event: pr2020206005. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 02:20:38 / July 24, 2020 @ 2:20 am. The temblor was detected at 02:20:38 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.753 West, latitude 17.9861 North, depth = 13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Bayamón, Sabana Seca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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