A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.05 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:48:56 / 10:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020225000. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020225000. Exact location of event, depth 14 km, -66.7416° West, 17.9945° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 22:48:56 / August 12, 2020 @ 10:48 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caguas, Guaynabo, Levittown (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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