A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 18:23:20 / February 5, 2020 @ 6:23 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 14 km (9 miles). Event id: pr2020036041. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020036041. The temblor was picked up at 14:23:20 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8605° West, 17.9288° North, depth 14 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Naranjito, Cayey, Vega Baja. Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days one thousand and four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world.
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