A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:48:36 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.8403° West, latitude 17.9685° North, depth = 13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bc2z, pr2020223006. Id of event: pr2020223006. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/08/20 / 2020-08-10 18:48:36 / August 10, 2020 @ 6:48 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 13 km (8 miles).
Event epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Cidra, Ceiba (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 twenty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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