A minor earthquake magnitude 2.83 (ml/mb) strikes 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Santo Domingo in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 20:01:54 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 00:01:54 / February 7, 2020 @ 12:01 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.7708 West, latitude 17.9873 North, depth = 15 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020038000, us70007kjp. Id of event: pr2020038000.
Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-seven, in the past 30 days eight hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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