A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Maria Antonia in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 13:37:57 / August 18, 2020 @ 1:37 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:37:57 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8558 West, latitude 17.8843 North, depth = 13 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020231001. Unique identifier: pr2020231001.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Vega Baja, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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