A minor earthquake magnitude 2.81 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: pr2020032033. Event ids that are associated: pr2020032033. Global time and date of event 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 17:07:26 / February 1, 2020 @ 5:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.908 West, latitude 17.9238 North, depth = 9 km. The temblor was detected at 13:07:26 / 1:07 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Aibonito, Manatí, Barceloneta (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days nine hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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