A minor earthquake magnitude 2.89 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 15 km, -66.8393° West, 17.8906° North. Event id: pr2020039039. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020039039. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15 km (9 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:24:16 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 17:24:16 / February 8, 2020 @ 5:24 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, 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, two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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