A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:25:44 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 10:25:44 / February 8, 2020 @ 10:25 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.851 West, latitude 17.7352 North, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007lha. Id of event: us70007lha.
Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Barranquitas, Estancias de Florida (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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