A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 18:59:59 / January 20, 2020 @ 6:59 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 14:59:59 / 2:59 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007k97. Unique identifier: us70007k97. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.928 West, latitude 17.9599 North, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Coco (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four hundred and fifty-eight, in the last 10 days nine hundred and six, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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