A minor earthquake magnitude 2.85 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8428 West, latitude 17.7636 North, depth = 6 km. Unique identifier: pr2020039027. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020039027, us70007lgf. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 km (4 miles). The 2.85-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:29:50 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 09:29:50 / February 8, 2020 @ 9:29 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rincón, Moca, Ciales (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-four, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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