A minor earthquake magnitude 3.12 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Rincón in Puerto Rico on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020221017. Unique identifier: pr2020221017. Exact location of earthquake, -67.4111° West, 18.4395° North, depth 21 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.12-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:50:58 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/08/20 / 2020-08-08 17:50:58 / August 8, 2020 @ 5:50 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayanilla, Adjuntas, Adjuntas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days three thousand, six hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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