A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter was at a depth of 12 km (7 miles). Global time and date of event 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 16:53:29 / February 5, 2020 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8698° West, 17.8963° North, depth 12 km. The 2.83-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:53:29 / 12:53 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020036035. Event ids that are associated: pr2020036035.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comerío, Corozal, Manatí.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-one, in the past 30 days one thousand and five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty-one 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. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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