A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Unique identifier: pr2020036048. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020036048, us70007jjj. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 23:11:50 / February 5, 2020 @ 11:11 pm UTC/GMT. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:11:50 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8755 West, latitude 17.8256 North, depth = 7 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 35 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Morovis, Arecibo.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days one thousand and three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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