A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.33 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8841 West, latitude 17.8498 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:14 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 21:39:14 / February 9, 2020 @ 9:39 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020040258. Id of event: pr2020040258.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cayey, Corozal, Comerío (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days eight hundred and seventy-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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