A minor earthquake magnitude 2.86 (ml/mb) strikes 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of event, depth 12 km, -66.7991° West, 17.9746° North. The temblor was picked up at 06:23:21 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 06:23:21 / August 5, 2020 @ 6:23 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: pr2020218009. Event ids that are associated: us6000b9jh, pr2020218009.
Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Toa Baja, Pájaros, San Antonio (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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