A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8604 West, latitude 17.7753 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 22:51:10 / 10:51 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70007iun. Event ids that are associated: us70007iun. Global time and date of event 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 02:51:10 / February 5, 2020 @ 2:51 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Camuy, Quebradillas, Morovis (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-six, in the past 30 days one thousand and nineteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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