A minor earthquake magnitude 3.46 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -66.868° West, latitude 17.8528° North, depth = 3 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 3 km (2 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:16:43 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 01:16:43 / February 13, 2020 @ 1:16 am. Unique identifier: pr2020044002. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007p43, pr2020044002.
Earthquake epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vega Baja, Cidra, Naranjito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nineteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-three, in the past 30 days seven hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days one thousand, two hundred and eighty-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. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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