A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Tallaboa in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:52:05 / 3:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.7463 West, latitude 17.9505 North, depth = 8 km. Unique identifier: pr2020233007. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020233007. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/20 / 2020-08-20 03:52:05 / August 20, 2020 @ 3:52 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Patillas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas. Epicenter of the event was 16 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days two thousand, five hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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