A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8536 West, latitude 17.8043 North, depth = 11.83 km. Event id: us70007kl1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kl1. The temblor was picked up at 21:34:59 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 01:34:59 / February 7, 2020 @ 1:34 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 11.83 km (7 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguadilla, Hatillo, Arecibo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 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-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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