A minor earthquake magnitude 2.99 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020020034. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020020034. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8606 West, latitude 17.8915 North, depth = 14 km. Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 07:37:01 / January 20, 2020 @ 7:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). The temblor was detected at 03:37:01 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Comerío, Corozal (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and nine, in the last 10 days five hundred and seven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days seven hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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