A minor earthquake magnitude 3.28 (ml/mb) strikes 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 03:01:20 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: pr2020039011. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2020039011. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.882 West, latitude 17.7733 North, depth = 5 km. Global time and date of event 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 07:01:20 / February 8, 2020 @ 7:01 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arecibo, Hatillo, Morovis (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-eight, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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