A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 09:29:49 / February 8, 2020 @ 9:29 am. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:29:49 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -66.8475° West, 17.7335° North. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007lgf. Id of event: us70007lgf. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aibonito, Estancias de Florida, Barranquitas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-five, in the past 30 days eight hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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