A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:27:37 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020016052. Id of event: pr2020016052. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4 km (2 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 07:27:37 / January 16, 2020 @ 7:27 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8463° West, latitude 17.8443° North, depth = 4 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty-one, in the last 10 days five hundred and fifty, in the past 30 days six hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days six hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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