A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 16/08/20 / 2020-08-16 21:22:19 / August 16, 2020 @ 9:22 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pr2020229020. Event ids that are associated: pr2020229020. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9628° West, 17.9673° North, depth 9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:22:19 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Coco, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days fifty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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