A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020218006. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020218006. The temblor was reported at 03:47:27 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 03:47:27 / August 5, 2020 @ 3:47 am. Exact location, longitude -66.7565° West, latitude 18.0096° North, depth = 11 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bayamón, Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days sixty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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