A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) strikes 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/08/20 / 2020-08-03 23:05:09 / August 3, 2020 @ 11:05 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.576° West, latitude 17.9231° North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was detected at 23:05:09 / 11:05 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020216020. Unique identifier: pr2020216020.
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Moca, Juncos, Trujillo Alto (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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