A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.07 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico. Global time and date of event 14/02/20 / 2020-02-14 10:17:00 / February 14, 2020 @ 10:17 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8511 West, latitude 17.8935 North, depth = 13 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:17:00 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: pr2020045018. Event ids that are associated: pr2020045018.
Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vega Baja (c. 29 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Guayama, Naranjito, Vega Baja (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-two, in the past 30 days six hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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