A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 3.11-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:11:42 / 8:11 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.891 West, latitude 17.8313 North, depth = 9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020036000. Id of event: pr2020036000. Global time and date of event 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 00:11:42 / February 5, 2020 @ 12:11 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-two, in the past 30 days one thousand and ten and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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