A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.38 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/20 / 2020-02-11 22:09:08 / February 11, 2020 @ 10:09 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2020042020. Unique identifier: pr2020042020. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9518 West, latitude 17.9485 North, depth = 11 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:09:08 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Baja, Corozal, Aibonito.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-one, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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