A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.36 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The temblor was reported at 02:21:44 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020044008. Id of event: pr2020044008. Global time and date of event 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 06:21:44 / February 13, 2020 @ 6:21 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9151 West, latitude 17.9443 North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ceiba, Cayey, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-six, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and twenty-seven 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.
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