A minor earthquake magnitude 3.16 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -66.8805° West, latitude 17.7943° North, depth = 2 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 10:13:28 / February 9, 2020 @ 10:13 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 2 km (1 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:13:28 / 6:13 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020040022. Unique identifier: pr2020040022.
The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isabela, Morovis, Arecibo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-nine, in the past 30 days eight hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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