A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.87 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The 2.87-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:50:42 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 10:50:42 / February 8, 2020 @ 10:50 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8371 West, latitude 17.7263 North, depth = 3 km. Event id: pr2020039029. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020039029. The epicenter was at a depth of 3 km (2 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Estancias de Florida, Florida, Barranquitas. Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-one, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 quakes in the world.
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