A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Event id: us60007mqt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007mqt. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:45:05 / 7:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8973 West, latitude 17.8856 North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 02/02/20 / 2020-02-02 11:45:05 / February 2, 2020 @ 11:45 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Guayama, Naranjito (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days nine hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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