A minor earthquake magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Palomas in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 13:30:39 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/20 / 2020-02-05 17:30:39 / February 5, 2020 @ 5:30 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8703 West, latitude 17.9878 North, depth = 11 km. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020036038. Unique identifier: pr2020036038.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Cidra, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days one thousand and seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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