A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Exact location of earthquake, -66.8391° West, 17.7734° North, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: usa0006cv2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: usa0006cv2. The 2.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:23:47 / 3:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/20 / 2020-01-14 19:23:47 / January 14, 2020 @ 7:23 pm.
The epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Adjuntas (c. 19 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from San Germán (c. 12 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguada, Morovis, Rincón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven hundred and thirty-eight, in the last 10 days one thousand, one hundred and eighty-three, in the past 30 days one thousand, two hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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