A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Fuig in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Global time and date of event 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 19:02:11 / August 20, 2020 @ 7:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9736 West, latitude 17.9521 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 19:02:11 / 7:02 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020233012. Unique identifier: pr2020233012.
Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coco, Barranquitas, Manatí (min 5000 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, six hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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