A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Tuesday. The 3.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:31:14 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: pr2020042018. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007ne1, pr2020042018. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/02/20 / 2020-02-11 21:31:14 / February 11, 2020 @ 9:31 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9543° West, 17.9325° North, depth 10 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Alta, Comerío, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop).
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 nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-one, in the past 30 days seven hundred and sixty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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