A minor earthquake magnitude 3.03 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8433 West, latitude 17.843 North, depth = 5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020043002. Id of event: pr2020043002. The 3.03-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:33:30 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 04:33:30 / February 12, 2020 @ 4:33 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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