A minor earthquake magnitude 2.98 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8066° West, 18.0076° North, depth 13 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 20:50:49 / January 19, 2020 @ 8:50 pm. Id of earthquake: pr2020019060. Event ids that are associated: pr2020019060. The 2.98-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:50:49 / 4:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas, Candelaria. Epicenter of the event was 20 km (13 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-seven, in the last 10 days five hundred and ten, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days eight hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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