A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020023026. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020023026. The temblor was picked up at 04:58:43 / 4:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -66.9481° West, latitude 17.8966° North, depth = 8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 08:58:43 / January 23, 2020 @ 8:58 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta. Epicenter of the event was 38 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-three, in the last 10 days four hundred and thirty-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seven and in the last 365 days eight hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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