A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 06:35:05 / January 20, 2020 @ 6:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact location of event, depth 7 km, -66.8436° West, 17.7953° North. The temblor was reported at 02:35:05 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020020029. Event ids that are associated: pr2020020029.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hatillo, Camuy, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ten, in the last 10 days five hundred and seven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days seven hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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