A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Magas Arriba in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 19:54:20 / August 15, 2020 @ 7:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7503 West, latitude 18.0345 North, depth = 17 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:54:20 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17 km (11 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020228005. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bfag, pr2020228005.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cataño, Patillas, Caguas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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