A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.22 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Guayanilla in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Unique identifier: pr2020043010. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007nq2, pr2020043010. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 10:08:16 / February 12, 2020 @ 10:08 am. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8001 West, latitude 17.9815 North, depth = 14 km. The 3.22-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:08:16 / 6:08 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguas Buenas, Ingenio, Candelaria Arenas (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-seven, in the past 30 days seven hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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