A minor earthquake magnitude 2.97 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.868° West, 17.8368° North, depth 8 km. The temblor was reported at 13:40:26 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020040034. Unique identifier: pr2020040034. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 17:40:26 / February 9, 2020 @ 5:40 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Manatí, Barceloneta, Isabela (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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