A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.82 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 07:19:55 / February 1, 2020 @ 7:19 am. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8631° West, 17.8468° North, depth 12 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). The 2.82-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:19:55 / 3:19 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020032013. Unique identifier: pr2020032013.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days nine hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one thousand and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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