A minor earthquake magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:01:26 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020035040. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020035040. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 18:01:26 / February 4, 2020 @ 6:01 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.8715° West, latitude 17.8269° North, depth = 7 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Morovis, Arecibo. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ninety-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred 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.
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