A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.94 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 22:49:18 / February 12, 2020 @ 10:49 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020043022, us70007p1u. Id of event: pr2020043022. The 2.94-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:49:18 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.9128° West, 17.9183° North, depth 9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Corozal, Aibonito, Manatí.
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-one, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-one and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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