A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.33-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:06:28 / 2:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 18:06:28 / February 4, 2020 @ 6:06 pm. Unique identifier: pr2020035042. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020035042. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.868° West, 17.8518° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey. Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days nine hundred and ninety-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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