A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Yauco in Puerto Rico. The temblor was picked up at 00:49:42 / 12:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/02/20 / 2020-02-12 04:49:42 / February 12, 2020 @ 4:49 am UTC/GMT. Event id: pr2020043004. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007nle, pr2020043004. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8743 West, latitude 17.9783 North, depth = 11 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11 km (7 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (17 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sabana Seca, Aguas Buenas, Arroyo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy, in the past 30 days seven hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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