A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 05:34:34 / January 21, 2020 @ 5:34 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.876 West, latitude 17.8505 North, depth = 5 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:34:34 / 1:34 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020021026. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020021026. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela. Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety, in the last 10 days four hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days seven hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days eight hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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