A minor earthquake magnitude 3.49 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 09:20:50 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020037015. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020037015. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8573 West, latitude 17.8615 North, depth = 6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/20 / 2020-02-06 13:20:50 / February 6, 2020 @ 1:20 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Cidra. Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-two, in the past 30 days nine hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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