A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2019365004. Unique identifier: pr2019365004. The temblor was reported at 04:27:30 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/12/19 / 2019-12-31 08:27:30 / December 31, 2019 @ 8:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -66.852° West, latitude 17.9145° North, depth = 7 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cidra, Guayama, Vega Alta. Event epicenter was 27 km (17 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), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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