A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.06 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 3.06-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:41:38 / 11:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/02/20 / 2020-02-01 03:41:38 / February 1, 2020 @ 3:41 am. Id of earthquake: pr2020032003. Event ids that are associated: us60007ly4, pr2020032003. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8551 West, latitude 17.8538 North, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Cayey, Comerío.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days nine hundred and six and in the last 365 days nine hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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