A minor earthquake magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 07:01:58 / February 5, 2020 @ 7:01 am. Unique identifier: pr2020036016. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020036016. The epicenter was at a depth of 9 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.8661° West, 17.8321° North, depth 9 km. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:01:58 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-five, in the past 30 days one thousand and twenty and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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