A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8578 West, latitude 17.909 North, depth = 5 km. Unique identifier: pr2019359002. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2019359002. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 07:04:01 / December 25, 2019 @ 7:04 am. The 2.89-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:04:01 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Comerío, Corozal.
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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