A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.96 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 3 km, -66.87° West, 17.7571° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 16:55:20 / February 8, 2020 @ 4:55 pm. The temblor was detected at 12:55:20 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). Unique identifier: pr2020039038. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020039038.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ciales, Aguada, Aibonito. Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
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-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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