A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.57 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020035046. Id of event: pr2020035046. The 3.57-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:00:04 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/02/20 / 2020-02-04 20:00:04 / February 4, 2020 @ 8:00 pm. Exact location, longitude -66.87° West, latitude 17.8653° North, depth = 7 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Vega Alta, Cidra. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-three, in the past 30 days one thousand and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and nine 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.
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