A minor earthquake magnitude 3.61 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 10:17:17 / February 8, 2020 @ 10:17 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8566 West, latitude 17.7728 North, depth = 5 km. The 3.61-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:17:17 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2020039024. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007lh8, pr2020039024.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Corozal, Comerío, Isabela (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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