A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020034011. Unique identifier: pr2020034011. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8238 West, latitude 17.854 North, depth = 6 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:51:21 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 08:51:21 / February 3, 2020 @ 8:51 am.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Naranjito, Cidra, Guayama (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days nine hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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