A minor earthquake magnitude 3.11 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Guanica in Puerto Rico on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 05:16:34 / February 15, 2020 @ 5:16 am. Exact location, longitude -66.8435° West, latitude 17.8498° North, depth = 12 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:16:34 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: pr2020046007. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr2020046007.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guayama, Corozal, Cayey (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop). Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Guayama (c. 21 600 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.2 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-three, in the past 30 days six hundred and sixty and in the last 365 days one thousand, three hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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