A minor earthquake magnitude 3.02 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from San Antonio in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2938° West, 18.9286° North, depth 7 km. The temblor was reported at 05:31:13 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 05:31:13 / August 20, 2020 @ 5:31 am. Unique identifier: pr2020233001. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020233001. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Aguadilla (c. 16 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Isabela (c. 12 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Sebastián (c. 11 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Añasco (c. 6 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Hatillo (c. 5 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Añasco, San Sebastián, Hatillo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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