A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Friday. Unique identifier: us70007k7s. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007k7s. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8239° West, 17.8576° North, depth 10 km. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:13:58 / 6:13 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/20 / 2020-01-17 22:13:58 / January 17, 2020 @ 10:13 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four hundred and eighty-three, in the last 10 days eight hundred and ninety-seven, in the past 30 days one thousand, one hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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