A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:41:49 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8581 West, latitude 17.9182 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007ki4. Unique identifier: us70007ki4. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/02/20 / 2020-02-06 22:41:49 / February 6, 2020 @ 10:41 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
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 Baja, Cayey, Comerío. Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days eight hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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