A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Ponce in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 10:17:32 / February 5, 2020 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020036022. Id of event: pr2020036022. The temblor was detected at 06:17:32 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6135 West, latitude 17.9008 North, depth = 3 km.
Close 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 Gurabo, Maunabo, Levittown. The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Bayamón (c. 203 500 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Caguas (c. 86 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Guaynabo (c. 81 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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