A minor earthquake magnitude 3.45 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4 km (2 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:49:16 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8673 West, latitude 17.86 North, depth = 4 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 00:49:16 / February 13, 2020 @ 12:49 am. Id of earthquake: pr2020044001. Event ids that are associated: us70007p3u, pr2020044001.
The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vega Alta, Cidra, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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