A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Stella in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Unique identifier: pr2020228002. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bf4t, pr2020228002. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 155 km (96 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 09:30:48 / August 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.7273 West, latitude 18.1491 North, depth = 155 km. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:30:48 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isabela, Sabana Grande, San Sebastián (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Hormigueros (c. 11 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, eight hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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