A minor earthquake magnitude 3.14 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. Exact location, longitude -66.9761° West, latitude 17.9596° North, depth = 8 km. Event id: pr2020231003. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020231003. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 17:44:17 / August 18, 2020 @ 5:44 pm. The temblor was reported at 17:44:17 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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