A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 5 km, -66.6446° West, 17.9155° North. The temblor was reported at 01:47:38 / 1:47 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020017040. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020017040. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 05:47:38 / January 17, 2020 @ 5:47 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aguada, Levittown, Isabela. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
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 ninety-eight, in the last 10 days five hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-nine and in the last 365 days seven hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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