A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8848 West, latitude 17.9568 North, depth = 14 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 01:16:34 / February 3, 2020 @ 1:16 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:16:34 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020034008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020034008. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles).
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 29 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Comerío, Corozal.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-five, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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