A minor earthquake magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 04:41:31 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7638 West, latitude 17.9395 North, depth = 7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/08/20 / 2020-08-04 04:41:31 / August 4, 2020 @ 4:41 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020217005. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020217005.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Campanilla, Pájaros, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 18 km (11 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days seventy-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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