A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.88 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Indios in Puerto Rico. The 2.88-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:34:46 / 3:34 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020036018. Event ids that are associated: pr2020036018. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8318 West, latitude 17.933 North, depth = 15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 07:34:46 / February 5, 2020 @ 7:34 am.
The epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ceiba, Guayama, Cidra. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-four, in the past 30 days one thousand and twenty and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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