A minor earthquake magnitude 2.92 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 18:23:13 / February 8, 2020 @ 6:23 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9311 West, latitude 17.9595 North, depth = 11 km. Event id: pr2020039041. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020039041. The 2.92-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:23:13 / 2:23 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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