A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Playita Cortada in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -66.4348° West, 17.9701° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020230006. Id of event: pr2020230006. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 04:10:26 / August 17, 2020 @ 4:10 am. The temblor was detected at 04:10:26 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 8 km (5 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mayagüez, Naguabo, Río Grande (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Carolina (c. 170 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and seventy 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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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