A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.23 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Arecibo in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 17:35:03 / 5:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 17:35:03 / September 7, 2020 @ 5:35 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.6626 West, latitude 18.8696 North, depth = 53 km. Unique identifier: pr2020251015. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020251015. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from San Juan (c. 418 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Levittown (c. 29 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Adjuntas, Adjuntas, Aguada (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days three thousand and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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