A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Puerto Rico region kilometers (0 miles) from Puerto Rico region. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:24:42 / 12:24 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bgwz. Unique identifier: us6000bgwz. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.39 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9878° West, 17.8805° North, depth 17.39 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 00:24:42 / August 19, 2020 @ 12:24 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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