A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 11:03:48 / February 5, 2020 @ 11:03 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.893 West, latitude 17.89 North, depth = 9 km. The temblor was reported at 07:03:48 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020036020. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007izc, pr2020036020. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Manatí, Barceloneta, Aibonito (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-five, in the past 30 days one thousand and eighteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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