A minor earthquake magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8232 West, latitude 17.8538 North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us70007lg1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007lg1. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 08:54:01 / February 8, 2020 @ 8:54 am UTC/GMT. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:54:01 / 4:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Pájaros, Toa Alta. The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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